“But IIIII Love Technology…”

I’m blogging this from the desktop of the newest Mac operating system, Tiger, using the DashBlog widget! (I can’t explain everything about it, just know it is the epitome of convenience and pampering. God forbid I should have to open up my Internet browser!) Isn’t technology wonderful?

Now I’m going to look up a verse on my handy BibleLookup widget:
“He is the one who gave these gifts to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ, until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-13, NLT).

We often don’t consider the “apostle” and “prophet” to be valid gifts anymore, do we? According to this verse, however, those gifts will be active in the church “until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ.” Think that’s gonna happen anytime soon?

Let’s not be so quick to discount the role of prophets and apostles in our midst. Instead, let’s allow “each part to do its own special work…so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love” (4:16b).

Blessings today, friends.

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