Many Parts, One Body!
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.--------Romans 12:4-5
This passage of Scripture is part of a letter that the Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome. Paul is encouraging them to let their bodies be a living sacrifice to God. He gives them the example of a human body compared to the body of Christ, which consists of the bodies of BELIEVERS.
Just like the human body, which has many different parts and each part has a different function. So it is with the body of Christ. Your foot can’t do the function of the ear nor can your hand do the function of the eye, nor can all the body parts do the same function. They are DIFFERENT parts with DIFFERENT functions.
In the body of Christ we all have different functions. Some would be like the foot, some would be like the hand, others might be the arm and still others would be like the leg, yet they would ALL make up the same body.
In the body of Christ, we have some who are teachers, some who are preachers, some who are singers, some who are prayer-warriors, and some who are organizers, they are many different functions of the body of Christ, but they ALL function TOGETHER, because they are ONE body.
What kind of body would we have if everyone was a preacher or a singer, what could that accomplish. God in His infinite wisdom, has a plan for the body of Christ and it is not based on one part of that body, but ALL of the parts, working together to accomplish His will. That is what is known as UNITY. We can’t possibly accomplish His will without UNITY in the body of Christ. So we must work TOGETHER to be able to accomplish anything. It is EXTREMELY important that we have UNITY in the body of Christ, if it is to function at all. So BELIEVERS, let’s work TOGETHER, in UNITY to accomplish God’s will and to please Him.
If you have never given your HEART and LIFE to Jesus then you are not part of the body of Christ, but you are like a foot, without a body, with no purpose or function. You can change that an become a part of the body of Christ and be a part that has purpose and function, by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a part of the body of Christ, working with other BELIEVERS to accomplish the will of God. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!