The Anatomy of the Christian

Have you ever seen an anatomy chart?  Sometimes
you will see one in a doctor’s office.  These charts
reveal the different internal and external parts of the
human body (often explaining each part and how
they function).  The human body is unique in many
ways; yet beyond its physical significance, there is a
spiritual consideration that I believe is worthy of note:
namely, the human body is a perfect similitude for the
Christian’s spiritual existence in Christ.

Concerning members of Christ’s one true church
Paul said, “For as the body is one and has many
members, but all the members of that one body,
being many, are one body, so also is Christ…For in
fact the body is not one member but many.  If the
foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I am not
of the body,’ is it therefore not of the body?  And if
the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I am
not of the body,’ is it therefore not of the body?  If the
whole body were an eye, where would be the
hearing?  If the whole were hearing, where would be
the smelling?  But now God has set the members,
each one of them, in the body just as He
pleased…Now you are the body of Christ, and
members individually”
(1 Cor. 12:12, 14-18, 27).  To
individual Christians Paul says,
“Now may the God of
peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may
your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved
blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ”

(1 Thess. 5:23).

Friends, are you a faithful member of the body of
Christ?  Do you love and serve Him with every fiber
of your being (Mk. 12:30)?  If not, why not?

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