Pull the rope

“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it”  1 Corinthians 12:26 (NIV)

Paul is alluding to how our lives affect those around us. Sometimes we deceive ourselves when we feel that our actions are only personal, and everyone is on their own. People watch people and are influenced in a negative way, or in a good way. Our good choices are important for those around us, as well as for our own inner well-being.

There’s an old Liberian saying; “when you pull the rope, the rope is going to pull the bush”. Our actions and choices don’t merely ‘pull’ the rope, they also affect whoever the rope is attached to.


Heavenly Father, help me make good choices so I will positively influence others. I need Your forgiveness when I fail, and Your strength to do right. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


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