1 Corinthians 12:22-25
On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
Why does the Holy Spirit devote so much space to discuss something that seems to be so obvious, beloved? Because it’s not! There are parallels between the way we treat our body-parts and the way we should treat fellow believers.
Firstly, just as we do with our bodies, weaker members must be treated with utmost care. Informed and mature Christians cannot afford to be reckless with souls. We must all mind our attitude toward weaker or more delicate brethren.
Secondly, we must bestow honour on members that seem to be lowly. That means celebrating and respecting the ignoble. Remember how king David treated the despised Mephibosheth? Thirdly, we treat unpresentable members with modesty. That means covering one another. Beloved, good Christians never expose fellow believers. We can’t do the devil’s dirty work for him! It is not our business to humiliate the saints, whatever mistakes they make.
Fourthly, we must not fuss over members who already receive sufficient respect. Our corporate survival depends on the health of all our members, regardless of status. Let us practice this wisdom of God in all our relations with fellow believers.