A verse from the apostle Paul shows us how God wants us to treat others.
[Steve Myers] There's certainly times in our life when we feel like we're being left out. We all have felt that way before. But when it comes to God's church and his plan and his purpose, no one is left out. There's a powerful passage in the book of Ephesians. In Ephesians 4:16 Ephesians 4:16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love.
American King James Version×, we have some guidance that's given to us, that show that we all have a part to play. Every single one of us has a vital part to play when it comes to God's church and his purpose and his way. Here's what Paul records for us. He says, "The whole body is joined and knit together by what every joint supplies according to the effective working by which every part does it share." Every one of us has a part to play. And in fact, this word for share is the Greek word metron. And it literally means a measure. It means a measure. So, consider it this way, what has been measured to you that you will then share with others?
We all have a part to play in the preaching of the gospel, in living and being that shining light of God's way. So, we could even look at this passage and in fact, in verse 15 it says, "We may grow up in all things into him who is the head. Christ." So maybe we can imagine it this way, what has Christ measured to us that we're to share with others? What is your part? How are you helping knit the body of Christ together? As we consider this passage, let's think of it in that way. We all have a share. There's no reason to feel left out when it comes to the body of Christ and the work that He's given us to do. So let's pray and ask God, "Well, what is my share," so that we may fulfill that great calling that God has given to us.
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