On Divisions in the Corinthian Church
3:1And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ.3:2I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not yet able to bear it: nay, not even now are ye able; 3:3for ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you jealousy and strife, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk after the manner of men? 3:4For when one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not men?
3:5What then is Apollos? and what is Paul? Ministers through whom ye believed; and each as the Lord gave to him. 3:6I planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 3:7So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 3:8Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. 3:9For we are God's fellow-workers: ye are God's husbandry, God's building.
3:10According to the grace of God which was given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder I laid a foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let each man take heed how he buildeth thereon. 3:11For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 3:12But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble; 3:13each man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove each man's work of what sort it is. 3:14If any man's work shall abide which he built thereon, he shall receive a reward. 3:15If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.
3:16Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 3:17If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are ye.
3:18Let no man deceive himself. If any man thinketh that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise. 3:19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written,
He that taketh the wise in their craftiness:
The Lord knoweth the reasonings of the wise
that they are vain.
3:21Wherefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours; 1 3:22whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; 3:23and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
- For all things are yours. This is the first Bible verse quoted by Catherine Ponder in The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity, in the passage Success Is Divinely Ordained.
Preceding Entry: I Corinthians 2
Following Entry: I Corinthians 4