1 Corinthians 12
“‘What think you of Christ’ is the test
To try both your state and your scheme
You cannot be right in the rest
Unless you think rightly of him.”
1 Corinthians 12:7
We are neither born nor born again for ourselves. Like bees, we must all bring honey to the common hive.
1 Corinthians 12:8-12
Meaning thereby, Christ mystical, or the church.
1 Corinthians 12:14-16
None of us, therefore, may despise another, because he does not happen to have our gifts. Variety in each is necessary to the completeness of the whole.
1 Corinthians 12:17-23
We cover with great care those parts of the body which are either tender or unsightly, and so those Christians who are feeble and faulty should receive the more of our kind care, lest the whole body should be injured through their means.
1 Corinthians 12:24-31
What was that which was better than the best? Love to God and man. Graces are better than gifts. A heart full of holy love is a far better endowment than a head full of the clearest knowledge, or a tongue overflowing with utterance. Whatever way we cannot run in, let us make sure walking in the “more excellent way” of love.