Apparently and Question 14

Apparently I don’t blog anymore 🙂 …nearly, but I am still around.  I turned 40 in August.  Ha!! I think we tend to think a lot more around this age for some unknown reason 🙂

I have a friend, Jackie, who was diognosed with cancer.  If you have the time, please pray for her.  We’ve been friends for 21 years.  I introduced her to her husband which was my roommate at university.  thanks…

Ok, on to my question and it has to do with these verses.

1Co 12:21  The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”
1Co 12:22  On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
1Co 12:23  and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,
1Co 12:24  which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it,
1Co 12:25  that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
1Co 12:26  If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

Have you EVER been in a congregation where verse 22 was visibly seen in action?  In other words, have anyone of you reading this, EVER been in a congregation where the weakest was indispensable?

I have never been in such a congregation or seen one.   Have you?

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2 thoughts on “Apparently and Question 14

  1. Interesting thoughts.

    “1Co 12:23
    and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable
    we bestow the greater honor,”

    “1Co 12:24
    But God has so composed the body,
    giving greater honor to the part that lacked it,”

    How many of us believe and act on this.

    Greater honor to those who “we think” less honorable.

    That’s sounds like quite a challenge to how “we think.”

    Here’s a site that might be a help for your friend with cancer.

    “God’s Words of Comfort & Healing”

    web.me.com/love101

    Peace, prayer and blessings for you and your friend

  2. I’ve experienced this very principle in some of the congregations I’ve been involved in. The weaker members are indispensable. They support the stronger members who wouldn’t be so strong if the other members did not support them. In turn, the stronger members can encourage the weaker members to keep on sacrificing. This kind of sacrifice is very biblical and loving and all of that. It brings tears to my eyes to see that the strength of some creates a holy position for others. I can only hope and pray that I too might find my inner lamb and lay down for the slaughter but my cynicism runs too deep at the moment.

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