08.21.2016 New Testament: 1Co 3.8–9
To read the Bible in a year, read First Corinthians 3 on August 21, In the year of our Lord 2016
By Don Ruhl
The Christians in Corinth followed their favorite preachers, and it appears that the members started to carry the names of their favorite preachers. However, Paul showed the error of that way of thinking. While the Lord did use preachers to bring the Gospel to the people of Corinth, the important one is God, as Paul wrote,
Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building (1 Corinthians 3.8–9).
The preacher starting a congregation and the preacher who comes later, building up that congregation have unity in the Lord, and He will bless them as He sees fit.
However, consider that last sentence from Paul. Look at the awesome truths he revealed. God considers us as His fellow workers! He looks at a church and see His field. He sees His building.
He is the great and high God, but He lowered Himself to work with me!