In our world it is easy to become jaded, cynical and skeptical. Everyone is out for their own. Everyone is working an angle. You need someone in your life who is able to dream about what could be to balance out all the voices griping over what currently is.
It takes a special person to be able to speak into your life and challenge your errors in thought or action in a way that leaves you wanting to say thank you. That’s what Nathan did for King David. Life Editors like Nathan are not easy to find, but they are worth the effort.
The Christian life is not lived in a vacuum which means at times it will not be easy. There are forces that will challenge and work against our attempts to follow Christ. Paul closes his letter with some advise on how to stand firm against those forces.
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. God different gifts the each member of the body. When all these roles are working together the body is healthy, growing and vibrant.