Read 1 Corinthians 12:18-26: 18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. 19 How strange a body would be if it had only one part! 20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.
21 The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” 22 In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. 23 And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen, 24 while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. 25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. God has made everyone with a purpose and a plan. We are all God’s masterpieces and we all fit together to be part of His beautiful plan. How easily do you compare yourself to others and think you aren’t good enough or that you aren’t important enough to be part of God’s purpose? Verse 22-23 points out that some purposes seem weaker or less important. How do you think our society treats those people? How can we protect and care for them? What are some negative ways you have seen comparison affect you? How can you avoid the trap of comparison? What are some ways you can celebrate other’s differences while still seeing value in yourself? BIBLE TRANSLATIONS: NLT – New Living Translation