Will God’s grace to me be less, if those he gifted in the church are sinning?
God said that he gave gifts to the church for the building up of itself, and that the church is like a body so that the members need each other, like we need both our eyes and hands.¹ But God showed me that the churches’ gifts are nothing more than his grace to us, and God’s grace is always enough.² His grace will not cease just because the Church is stuck in wickedness. I am not dependent on the church or anyone or anything for my daily needs, either spiritually, physically, or emotionally. ³ God has always been my provider, he can make water flow in the desert. Believers who are separated from the church by prison bars will not be lacking, because God promised to never leave us, but to sustain and provide for us according to his lovingkindness for his names sake.⁴ In fact it’s often God’s will to put us in difficult circumstances, so that it can be plainly seen that he himself is our provider.⁵
① Ephesians 4:15-16 / 1 Corinthians 12:14-25 ② 2 Corinthians 12:9 / Philippians 4:13 ③ Philippians 4:13-20 / Isaiah 41:18 ④ Matthew 28:20 / Isaiah 49:15-16 / Deuteronomy 2:7 ⑤ Isaiah 41:18-20 / 2 Corinthians 4:7-11
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