1 Corinthians 3- Workers for God

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 1 Corinthians 3:1-4

Becoming a Born Again Christian is a lifetime journey, its a daily walk with continual learning and discernment. It’s not a one time event, where you say a few magic words and you’re saved. It’s a transformation of becoming conformed in the image of Christ our Lord. (Romans 8:29)

One of the mistakes “new” Christians make is trying to digest doctrine that is more advanced or takes many years of study to fully comprehend. The Apostle Paul says this “Even as unto babes in Christ, I have fed you with milk, not with meat” For new Born Again Christians Paul fed them milk, meaning simpler doctrine, such as the gospel of Christ. Paul didn’t teach new Christians, the meat, more advanced doctrine, because they were not at a spiritual maturity to understand it

We see many new Christians make this mistake with themselves also, they are on fire for The Lord, which is good, but they haven’t taken the time to be disciplined in their study of the Bible. So they go out and preach on doctrines that are totally misunderstood or interpreted by themselves, they didn’t take the time to learn by the Holy Spirit. Even Paul when first called by Christ, spent three years learning the scriptures , until he went forth with his ministry (Galatians 1:11-20)

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:5-9

Another mistake immature babes in Christ make, is giving themselves glory instead of God. As Paul says here , “One says I am of Paul, and another says I am or Apollos” then Paul asks the question “Who is Paul” and “Who is Apollos”? We are all vessels for God, none of us are more important or greater than any other Christian, as Paul says here “I have planted, and Apollos waters, but God gave the increase”

Yes we are “Workers for Christ” we are faithful and obedient to his calling, however the glory is all Gods, we don’t accept any of the credit for the work we do. Everything we do is for the Glory of God, not for ourselves. As Paul ends it here “We are laborers or workers for God” Christ is our Lord and we are his servants, Amen!

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