TRUTH: The Most Important Body System

At the school where I work, the Life Science teachers are teaching on the Body Systems. Those teachers have engaged kids in discovering the purposes of organ systems such as nervous, digestive, respiratory reproductive and circulatory. Students have been posed the question which of the organ systems are most important. You should have seen the students when they were shown a video when they say a person living without lungs; then, one living without a heart. There was major debate about the TRUTH: The Most Important Body System.

Again, I continue to maintain the parallels between the physical realm and the spiritual. The physical always mimics the spiritual as God is Spirit that is eternal which means He had no beginning and has no end. He has always been and will be. In chapter 1 of Ephesians, we learned that the church makes up the body of Christ. Of God about Jesus, Paul said, God “gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Romans 12 tell us “For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” The church makes up the body system of Christ, of God. Of that, there is no debate about the TRUTH: The Most Important Body System; however, we tend to forget that. 

In Ephesians 4, Paul was expounding on what he told them in chapter 1.

11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. 14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; 15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

It is clear that the church, the body of Christ, is made up of believers in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and God who came lived, died and was raised again for the forgiveness of sins. The believers or members of the body of Christ have different roles/responsibilities non of which are more important than the others. It is clear that Christ is TRUTH: The Most Important Body System. Jesus is The Most Important Body System. In verse 16, the text tells us of Christ that “from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies” 

Just to cement the matter about Christ being The Most Important Body System, consider these two texts:

Acts 17:26-28 – 26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’

Colossians 2:19 –  and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.

Know you know the TRUTH: The Most Important Body System is Jesus Christ. Are you apart of His body, the church? Have you surrendered your life, your heart, your will to Him as Lord and Savior? Romans 10:9-10 says, “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” Surrender and follow Jesus to be a part of His body. Without Jesus, you cannot function well and as intended with full life functions. You would are missing Him, The Most Important Body System.

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