What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth. Now the one who plants and the one who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each person must be careful how he builds on it. For no one can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw, each one’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each one’s work. If anyone’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet only so as through fire.
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.
Take care that no one deceives himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the sight of God. For it is written: “He is the one who catches the wise by their craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are useless.” So then, no one is to be boasting in people. For all things belong to you, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come; all things belong to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
A lot to read, but it IS the Word of God. How are you living life?
Great concern among leading Pastors has them seeing the apathy within the Church today.
In the letters to the Churches in Revelation Jesus Himself sends the warning to a Church about forgetting their first love. Which is Him!
Paul warned in his letters of how it would be in the last days. Of what manner of people those IN THE CHURCH would be like. Meaning exactly what Jesus asked. Would He even find the faith when He returns?
How ARE you walking in this life? Are the things that are important to God important to you?
Are you adding to the problem in the Church or are you setting the example of a Godly life?
You can't do both and please God. He already squashed that notion. You cannot serve two masters.
Your entirety of your day should be with the idea that you do have a life to live for Christ. Regardless of your circumstances. Regardless of if it means missing out on things that the world says you deserve to enjoy. The grass withers and the flowers fade but the Word of God stands forever.
Stop, turn, and repent. Start this day WITH Jesus.
It makes all the difference in your present and your future as you stand before Christ to give an account of your life.
I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day; I had so much to accomplish that I didn’t have time to pray. Problems just tumbled about me and heavier became each task. ‘Why doesn’t God help me,’ I wondered.
He answered, ‘You didn’t ask.’ I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on, gray and bleak. I wondered why God didn’t show me; He said, ‘But you didn’t seek.’
I tried to come into God’s presence; I used all my keys at the lock. God gently and lovingly chided, ‘My child, you didn’t knock.’
I woke up early this morning and paused before entering the day. I had so much to accomplish that I had to take time to pray.