Of the Communion of Saints.
Chapter 27, Paragraph 1.
” All Saints that are united to Jesus Christ their Head, by his Spirit, and Faith; although they are not made thereby one person with him, have fellowship in his Graces, sufferings, death, resurrection, and glory; and, being united to one another in love, they have communion in each others gifts, and graces;…”
1 John 1:3
1 Corinthians 12:7; 3:21-23
Christian, you are never alone.
You may feel lonely at times. But the fact is that when you are in Christ, you are united to Him inseparably. Through His mediatorial work, we have His Spirit with us always. “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5, NASB). We never have to fear that He will remove us from His presence. He has given us every spiritual blessing through Him.
You may feel friendless at times. Yet Christians are united to each other because they are united to Christ. The union we have with our brothers and sisters in Christ is inseparable because our own union with Him will never end.
If Christians are all united in Christ, then there is no place for exclusion or favoritism. Every Christian has spiritual gifts and graces bestowed upon them by the Lord. We all have that in common. No believer is too insignificant to have a place in the body of Christ. Every spiritual blessing given to us is also given to them.
Questions to Consider
- Do you overlook the gifts and graces in some of your fellow believers?