Planting and Building
I am working through a Kay Arthur Bible study on 1 and2 Corinthians, and it is wonderful. I love her inductive Bible studies, and she has a whole series designed to help you mine some gold in just 15 minutes a day. Perfect.
In 1 Corinthians 3, Paul is talking about planting and building. These are metaphors about our work in sharing the gospel. One plants, another waters, but God makes it grow.
Paul says we are all God’s field, His cultivated land. That means, technically, we are all ready to hear a good Word from the Lord.
He mentioned that one lays a foundation and another builds on it. The foundation must be Christ, in order for the building to succeed. Any other foundation will crumble and nothing will survive when it is examined by Christ one day.
In both of these cases, we are rewarded—paid wages—according to what we plant and what we build.
So, what are you planting and building?
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