Today is Tuesday, June 4th, 2019; Karen's Korner #4047

"Why is it that he gives us these special abilities to do certain things best?

It is that God's people will be equipped to do better work for him,

building up the Church, the body of Christ, 

to a position of strength and maturity."

~ Ephesians 4:12 LAB


Bible Commentary:  "God has given his church an enormous responsibility--to make disciples in every nation. This involves preaching, teaching, healing, nurturing, giving, administering, building, and many other tasks. If we had to fulfill this command as individuals, we might as well give up without trying---it would be impossible. But God calls us as members of his body. Some of us can do one task; some can do another. Together we can obey him more fully than any of us could do alone. It is a human tendency to overestimate what we can do by ourselves and to underestimate what we can do as a group. The truth is just the opposite. Alone, we are quite ineffective. Together, as the body of Christ, we can do far more than we would ever dream possible."