Devotional 11/29/2016

It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have. The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:11-12

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  • Legs and Feet- called to go out

Rom. 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

James 1:26-27  Anyone who sets himself up as “religious” by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world.

  • Eyes- called to discern

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.

  • Arms and Hands- called to give, to save and to heal

Matthew 8:3 And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Deuteronomy 15:11 For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.

Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

Isaiah 51:9-10 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord! Awake as in the ancient days, In the generations of old. Are You not the arm that cut Rahab apart, And wounded the serpent? Are You not the One who dried up the sea,The waters of the great deep; That made the depths of the sea a road For the redeemed to cross over?

  • Finger of God- Called to command and order

Exodus 31:18 When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.

  • Nose- Called to intercede, rebuke and exhort

Psalm 18:8 Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire from his mouth

  • Ears- Called to hear the voice of God and the voice of the enemy, and to balance the body

Mark 4:9 And he said, “Whoever has an ear to hear, let him hear.

  • Mouth- Called to be the voice of God

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

Jeremiah 1:9 Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.

Exodus 4:12 I will be with your mouth (To Moses)
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

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There is much more to the body but these are what I consider the basics!

I will do a deeper study on the ligaments, tendons, bones and organs… this should be interesting!

God bless you!

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