October 13, 2020

Rhonda Patterson
“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
Romans 12:3-5

Yesterday we pondered the call to maturing in Christ and the critical need for it in these times, lest we be deceived. Today’s passage emphasizes the necessity for humility in our growth and reminds us that it is not for our benefit alone that we mature but also, for the good of the entire body of Christ. As joint heirs in the kingdom of God, we have a responsibility to each other to press on in our sanctification process. We need to stay engaged, even when we’ve been hurt. Let’s trust God’s redemptive process. We each bring gifts endowed by God for the building up of each other and the forwarding of the kingdom…simply put – we need each other.