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1 Corinthians 14:26c
Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.
This chapter is one of the most loved chapters on church order that St. Paul ever wrote. Chapter fourteen is all about the workings of the gifts of the Spirit in church. His main point is that our Lord is a God of ORDER. The more order there is, the more understanding the people will have. Paul then said, “The Church Must Be Built Up!”
Who is the church, after all? The church is you, and it’s me. All those who are “Followers Of Jesus” are the church. Of course, the Apostle is speaking in the larger sense, yet the truth is that everything that happens within the Body of Christ must be done to build the church up. Or to build up the individual who is part of the big church. Jesus is all about building you and me up. Building up has to do with speaking life and encouragement to each other while at the same time squelching all evil talk so that each one may be “Built Up,” not torn down. When I speak to you, or when you speak to me, we are speaking to The Church! With that in mind, this AM remember “The Church Must Be Built Up!”
Help me to be in the “building up” stage of my life at all times. Help me to never be a part of the tearing down of other folks. I know, “The Church Must Be Built Up!” Amen