Today for my devotions, I read from 1 Corinthians 3. And I felt like I should do a post on this one part in the chapter.
I’m going to start in verse 5. (NKJV)
“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one?” God gave to the Corinthians Apollos and Paul, ministers through who they believed, but God is the One who changed their hearts to believe.
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.” Picture a field. You plant some seeds. Every day you water them, nourish them, but do you give the fruit? No, God does that. Picture it in a church- not a building- but the body of Christ- the Church. You plant the seeds by spreading the gospel, telling others about Jesus. You water, nourishing the young plant(Christian). Who gives the increase? God.
*”So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God gives the increase.” “Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.” Verse * 7 re-states that God gives the increase. Verse 8 states that he who plants and waters are one, and because of that, they will receive his own reward according to his own labor. Pretty simple?
I’m going to skip to verse 11. “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” Jesus is the firm foundation, and as Christians, let us not build it on anyone or anything else.