3D Devotional 7.16.2019

Scripture Reading
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. — 1 Corinthians 12:27

The human body is very complex. And although we may label an illness or health problem to be specific to one part of the body, in reality, the parts and systems are all very closely connected.  When one part is not working correctly, there is an affect on other parts and, in fact, the entire body.

Paul’s descriptions of the believers as a part of a body is an illustration of how each of us depends on  the other believers and how each one must do their part. When we view the “body of Christ” as we view the human body, interconnected and working together for the good of the whole, we can better understand Jesus’ commandment:  Love one another.  And as we consider spiritual gifts, we can acknowledge that these gifts that we have been given work together to accomplish the God’s work in the world.
God has made each of us unique and we receive the spiritual gifts through his Holy spirit.  The question is, will we recognize these gifts and use them for the common good and in doing so build up the body of Christ.
What are your spiritual gifts?  How are you using them to glorify God?

Prayer
Thank you, Lord, for teach­ing us that everyone in the body of Christ is important. Help us to know and understand our gifts so that we may use them to help others and glorify you. Amen.

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