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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Body Image”
As we’re doing our Wednesday Study through the book of Daniel, the issue of image is being discussed. And so, thinking about this issue of image, I realized that today it’s all about image.
Much of our worth is seen in how we measure up to other’s expectations.
God is also interested in image, but not how our physical bodies look, but rather how the body of Christ looks, that is, the church. Are we functioning like a well oil and toned body, or are we disjointed and all over the place?
The Apostle Paul said, “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:12)
We’re not to be isolated doing our own thing. Instead we are a part of the body of Christ, and without the rest of the body, we cannot function as God intended. The Apostle Paul reveals this truth when he said that the eye cannot say it doesn’t need the hand, nor can the head say doesn’t need the feet (1 Corinthians 12:21).
In other words we need each other. We cannot live this Christian life apart from the church and without each other.
And when the Bible says that Christ is the head of the church, it means that we cannot be one with Christ without being one with His body, the church.
Therefore, each of us are a part of Christ’s body, the church.
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27)
God has made us with a purpose and plan as a part of His body.
“God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.” (1 Corinthians 12:18)
Therefore, we need to make church a part of our lives, and then start living out God’s plan.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study