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The Eye Cannot Say (1 Corinthians 12:12-25)

Introductory Thoughts

Unfortunately, all too often believers get at odds with each other because one believer thinks himself of much greater value and worth than other believers. This puffed up believer may consider himself more skilled in the scripture and better at living the Christian life. If he is not careful, he will begin looking down on other believers with an arrogant tone. The Bible says that this type of a person might become like the eye that says “unto the hand, I have no need of thee” (1 Corinthians 12:21). Yet, every member of the body, even those “which seem to be more feeble, are necessary” (1 Corinthians 12:22). Believers should be truly thankful for other believers. They should thank the Lord for all the benefits each member brings to the body.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): Philippians 2:3 says we ought to think more of others than ourselves. We are to increase in love and charity (1 Thessalonians 3:12). We have nothing in which to glory (1 Corinthians 4:7) except the cross and the Lord (Galatians 6:14; 1 Corinthians 1:31).
  • (For everyone): Is there some brother in Christ that you think to be of little or no importance? Can you actually think of things that he or she has done to be a blessing to you or to others? Knowing this, can you take the time to thank God for that believer?
  • Do you think yourself superior to other believers? Is it possible that you are much weaker than you think?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Thank God for the believers in your local body.
  • Ask God to help you esteem others better than yourself.