#27 Celebrating Individuality in the Body of Christ
Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2018Print
About Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series
Daniel believed in God as Ruler, so he brought Heaven’s Rule into his earthly government and heathen captors. Do you rule and reign like Daniel did?
The purpose of the Body of Christ is NOT for common conformity, sameness, and rigid definitions of the living parts. The Body is meant to be diverse, as Paul – by the Spirit – writes in 1 Corinthians 12. Believers together are to SEE the creative originality of our God, and within Body life, individuality is to be celebrated, promoted, and defended…as Paul with Timothy.
Though all four young men were endowed by God with wisdom and knowledge, Daniel’s distinctive individuality began to rise to the obvious. His gifts differed from the others. Together yet unique, one yet separate—only in the Body of Christ can this balance live, through the Headship of the One who dreamed us and defends His own idea of each.
As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams.
Daniel 1:17 NASB