1 Corinthians 12:17-19
1Co 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing come from? Or, if the whole thing were an ear, where would its sense of smell come from?
1Co 12:18 But God has now positioned the parts, each one of them, right in the body where he wanted them to be.
1Co 12:19 But if they all were one part, where would the body be?
The Corinthians had latched onto some really good gifts and ministries, and had begun to downplay the importance of those who contributed to the church’s ministry in other ways. Paul pointed out how ridiculous that attitude is. He had first made the point that the Holy Spirit incorporates all believers and all their ministries into the one body of Christ. Now he says that if that were not so, there would be a whole lot missing from that one body. Just as a body welcomes all its functions, so a church should welcome all its ministries.
LORD, give us the insight to welcome a diversity of ministries in our church.