This morning on Rich Thoughts For Breakfast I referred to 1 Corinthians 12:22 without quoting it. After the call. . .that verse kept stirring in my spirit.
I vividly remember the first time I heard 1 Corinthians 12:22 in the New Living Translation. I immediately knew it was a verse that should be taught and/or quoted on a regular basis.
I knew God would use this verse to touch and change people’s lives who feel they are weaker or less important to Him as others.
The entire verse of 1 Corinthians 12:22 in the New Living Translation says:
“In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.”
As I was re-reading that verse God immediately gave me seven reasons why you and every other believer are strong, important and necessary to the Body of Christ.
Before getting to the seven reasons you are necessary I want to share 1 Corinthians 12:22 in two other translations.
First, the Contemporary English Version of 1 Corinthians 12:22, says:
"In fact, we cannot get along without the parts of the body that seem to be the weakest."
Second, the New International Reader’s Version of 1 Corinthians 12:22, says: