Friday, September 4, 2009

1 Corinthians 3:1-9

"Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly - mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly.

For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? For when one says, 'I follow Paul,' and another, 'I follow Apollos,' are you not mere men?

What after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe - the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building."

God's fellow workers
God's work involves many different individuals with a variety of gifts and abilities. there are no superstars in this task, only team members performing their own special roles. Don't seek the praise that comes from people - it is comparabltively worthless. Instead, seek God's approval.

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