Members of one another

Romans 12:4-5
"For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another."

We have gathered together and begun to praise God as one body, as these remind us. Here are some thgings to remember as we proceed.

1. You are not complete on your own. You are a member of a body bigger than your individual self. One thing to confess is a fierce, over-independence of self, afraid to rely on others.

2. Each member is not the same as the others. You contribute something unique, but we tend to force others to be like ourselves. Where have you done this to others in your life?

3. We are members of Christ. Are we going to join ourselves with sin when we are already joined with Christ? What you do with your time and body isn’t all up to you.

4. We are members of one another. Our union together is more than having a common savior, all believing the same thing. We are being put together into one building, one body. The ear has to pay attention to the eye and the foot. If we each just do our own thing, then we won’t do our own thing well. Instead of taking our cues from each other, we usually follow our own desires.


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