Fitly Joined Together
By Dean Kelly
1. Not everyone does the same thing. We all have our own abilities and interests, and we can help the congregation by using them to the fullest.
2. In every effort of any kind, we should work together in love and with a concern above all for the good of the cause of the Lord. Maintaining a good attitude toward one another is so very important, and one of the things that Satan will make every effort to destroy.
3. There is no unimportant member, and no more important member. We are all coworkers in a mighty body, and we should always know that we are important to the cause of Christ, no matter what our abilities or talents are.
4. We should pray for the local congregation that we may be “fitly joined together” and that we can take full advantage of “that which every joint supplieth.”
5. Paul says that if every part works together in “effectual working” that this working together will make us increase as a body as we are “edifying” each other “in love.” That growth is first spiritual, and eventually it can manifest itself numerically.
May we always strive to make the local congregation one that is indeed “fitly joined together,” so that we all can one day hear those wonderful words, “Enter in, my beloved servant.”
A Neighbor Like Job
By Ernest S. Underwood