Romans 12 and 1 Peter 4:10

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In all this teaching (Romans 12 and 1 Peter 4:1010As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (1 Peter 4:10)) we find nothing about office; the subject is simply the members of the body of Christ, who all take their part in the edifying of the body, and who are held responsible to do so. All do not speak -all do not preach the gospel-all do not teach-because all have not these gifts. But all are obliged, according to Scripture, to do (according to the spiritual order of the house of God) that which God has given them to do. When once it is understood that all Christians are members of Christ, and that each member has his own proper work-has his own service in the body—all becomes simple and clear. We all have a duty to fulfill, and that in the strength of God; and the less seen is perhaps the most precious, while exercising itself before God, and not before man. But all have something to do. J. N. D.