Every One Should Keep to His Own Station
1 Corinthians 12:20-25
But now are they many members, yet but one body.…

In the ringing of bells, whilst every one keeps his due time and order, what a sweet and harmonious sound they make! All the neighbour villages are cheered with the sound of them. But when once they jar and check each other, either jangling together or striking preposterously, how harsh and unpleasing is that noise! So that as we testify our public rejoicing by an orderly and well-tuned peal, so, when we would signify the town is on fire, we ring the bells backward in a confused manner. It is just thus in Church and commonwealth: when every one knows his station and keeps their due ranks, there is a melodious concert of comfort and contentment; but when either states or persons will be clashing with each other, the discord is grievous and extremely prejudicial.

(J. Spencer.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: But now are they many members, yet but one body.

WEB: But now they are many members, but one body.

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