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Why are comparisons foolish?

1 Corinthians 12:14-27God made our bodies with many parts, and he has put each part just where he wants it . . . some of the parts that seem weakest and least important are really the most necessary. And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care . . . If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. Now all of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.

If you were asked to get rid of one part of your body, it would be difficult to choose. The left leg? The right arm? Your nose? Eye? Thumb? Some parts are more attractive than others, but they are all important to help you live and function as effectively as possible. In the same way, God created every person with a specific function in mind, a definite role to serve in his kingdom. Comparisons only serve to trivialize someone’s function. When you build others up and seek unity, it enhances everyone’s function in the body of Christ.