One in Sowing and Reaping (1 Corinthians 3:8-9)

“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 3:8–9, AV) Years ago, I worked for a company that sold industrial printing equipment. AsContinue reading “One in Sowing and Reaping (1 Corinthians 3:8-9)”

Messengers and the Benefactor (1 Corinthians 3:5-9)

“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.” (1 Corinthians 3:6–7, AV) Many years ago, I knew of a man who served as an associate pastor in a relatively large church. He took theContinue reading “Messengers and the Benefactor (1 Corinthians 3:5-9)”

Immaturity (1 Corinthians 3:1-4)

“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 isContinue reading “Immaturity (1 Corinthians 3:1-4)”

Illumination Pt 2 (1 Cor 2:15-16)

“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:15–16, AV) When I began my consulting business to the packaging industry, I had planned toContinue reading “Illumination Pt 2 (1 Cor 2:15-16)”

Illumination (1 Corinthians 2:14)

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14, AV) Some time back, I took a team of collegians into a home for kids. We conducted a puppet show followed by aContinue reading “Illumination (1 Corinthians 2:14)”

Translations (1 Cor 2:11-13)

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” (1 Corinthians 2: 12, AV) In the previous devotional thought we saw that the Scriptures are the word of God and as such theyContinue reading “Translations (1 Cor 2:11-13)”

Inspiration (1 Corinthians 2:11-13)

“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the thingsContinue reading “Inspiration (1 Corinthians 2:11-13)”

True Riches (1 Cor 2:9-10)

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (1 CorinthiansContinue reading “True Riches (1 Cor 2:9-10)”

The Mystery (1 Cor 2:6-8)

“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” (1 Corinthians 2:7–8, AV) My wife and I willContinue reading “The Mystery (1 Cor 2:6-8)”

Power Proclamation (1 Corinthians 2:1-5)

“And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” (1Continue reading “Power Proclamation (1 Corinthians 2:1-5)”