God gives us gifts to be used for His service.
We often wonder in what way our good character or gifts can be used, and many look for honorable ways to use them. But in our seeking, we should be careful to operate with a mindset for the whole need of our gifts – not just a self-seeking need. As a group of people, and as the body of Christ, we need each other.
25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
We need one another. Gifts given by God means we must work together in order to see true, Godly results in our work. But we’ve somehow lost this holy God-sponsored existence of honor. Everyone wants to be first without reverencing the balance of God’s order (vs 27-30). We’ve lost our sense of responsibility – firstly to God, then to the Spirit, then to one another.
So, how do we get back? How do we return to God’s abundant membership?
Acknowledge how God has orchestrated us to be; see the value in inclusion, and choose a dependence on God’s order.
When we sway from God’s order, it does not leave His Will unfinished; yet, He promotes and establishes His work to be done – unto His best completion and as He sees best fit.
Let us honor God with our gifts, so to be seen as an honourable member in His sight.