The members of the body that seem to be weaker are necessary.—1 Cor. 12:22.
We are living in a competitive world where strength and youth are frequently exalted. Many do whatever it takes to get their way, often trampling on the feelings of those who are weaker. We do not condone such behavior, yet we may unconsciously develop a negative view of those who regularly need assistance, […] But we can develop a more balanced view, one like God’s. We can gain insight into the way Jehovah views human weakness from an illustration recorded in Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. In chapter 12, Paul reminds us that even the least attractive or the weakest part of the human body has a function. (1 Cor. 12:12, 18, 21-23) Aspects of this concept of the human body have been challenged by some evolutionists. Nevertheless, findings in the study of anatomy show that body parts once considered useless actually do perform essential functions. w14 6/15 3:3, 4
i LOVE this Biblical quote: “When I am weak then I am Powerful.” (Paul)
How compassionate to humbly acknowledge that all members of the body are essential to a well-functioning body. How compassionate to acknowledge our fellow-fragile-life…(the seemingly powerful/seemingly weak) we all need each Other!…tearing each Other down/warring against..with words or fists/hurting and killing is NOT a well-functioning world! (That’s a sad/sick world!)
Because of his personal experiences, Paul could confidently state: “Not that I am speaking with regard to being in want, for I have learned, in whatever circumstances I am, to be self-sufficient. I know indeed how to be low on provisions, I know indeed how to have an abundance. In everything and in all circumstances I have learned the secret of both how to be full and how to hunger, both how to have an abundance and how to suffer want. For all things I have the strength by virtue of him (God) who imparts power to me.”—Philippians 4:11-13. w 02 Coping With “a Thorn in the Flesh”
Who can we help impart power (kind word of encouragement/support) today?!