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All of us are part of the Body of Christ and we all have different functions to fulfil in the Body. God has placed gifts in us, and He given us resources to fulfil this function, and it will always be for the benefit of all (the benefit of the Kingdom). Too often, we want to fulfil a role we’ve been assigned with an individuality mindset. Our biggest problem is that we fail to recognize the Body, and we only think about what God can do for ‘me’. 

In Matthew, we read about the woman who poured out a very expensive jar of oil on Jesus’ head and feet. The disciples in the room asked, “Why this waste?” (Matthew 26:7-9), but what they considered ‘waste’ was worship. 

We’re given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all (1 Corinthians 12:7), and when we are appointed in specific roles, we get to be that for the benefit of the Body of Christ. David doesn’t use his position of authority for his own gain. Even when he was thirsty, he denied his own desires and poured out the water before God (1 Chronicles 11:16-19). What David obtained through his position, he turned into sacrifice before God. Uncontrolled desire will cause you to lose your calling.

We are, collectively, one body. We have a responsibility towards one another, and we complement one another by bringing what we have and putting it on the table for the benefit of all. 

This blog comes from the sermon titled “Poured Out” by David Grobler