Body Members Out of Control

Christ is the Head of His body, His church (Col. 1:18). Christians are described as members of His body, such as hands, feet, etc. (1 Cor. 12:12-27). If we consider ourselves members of Christ’s body, are we doing what the Head of the body commands? What if your body members refused to do what your head (your brain) told them to do? 

  • What if, whenever you wanted to go somewhere, your feet always moved in the opposite direction of where you wanted to go? Wouldn’t that be frustrating? (1 Pet. 2:21; 1 Jn. 2:6).
  • What if, whenever you wanted to grab a cup to drink, both hands fought over the cup? (1 Cor. 1:10-13; 3:3-4; 11:18; 2 Cor. 12:20).
  • What if, whenever you wanted to tell the truth, your mouth always told a lie? (Eph. 4:25; Col. 3:9; Rev. 21:8).
  • What if, whenever you wanted to kiss someone you love, your mouth decided to bite instead? Wouldn’t that be frustrating? (Jn. 13:34; Gal. 5:13-15; Jam. 3:16).
  • What if essential parts of your body, such as the heart or lungs, decide they are just going to quit?  If you are not ready to die, would that be acceptable to you? (Gal. 6:9).
  • What if a body member decides to become severed from the rest of the body? Would that not be painful? Would that not be deadly for the member severed from the life-giving blood? (Lev. 17:11; 1 Jn. 1:6-7; Heb. 10:23-31).

When children of God decide they want to go in their own direction rather than do what the Head commands, they sever themselves from the life-giving blood of Christ, they cause pain throughout the entire body, and they bring pain and frustration to the Head of the body. How foolish it is to rebel against the one who gave us life and offers us eternal life! Let us be obedient members of Christ’s body to be spiritually healthy and bring Him joy instead of pain and frustration (Gen. 6:6; Psa. 78:40; 81:13; 95:10; Isa. 48:18; Mt. 23:37; Lk. 19:41; Eph. 4:30; Heb. 3:10, 17).

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