A Lamp to my Feet – 1 Corinthians 3:7-9 Discussion


This past week we have been looking at, in the hopes of committing to memory, 1 Corinthians 3:7-9. This passage was prompted by an active conversation here and on Twitter about the article published last Friday on Election, Predestination, and what the bible says about the two. I invited you to study this passage this week and I hope that you were able to do so.  
I realize that as Christmas is right around the corner this will be a tough time of year to be working on a memory verse each week, but I also know that you can do it. At least try. The worst that will happen is that you don’t get it memorized, but you did spend time that week meditating on God’s Word; that’s really all that matters. 
I digress. For those of you who did not have a chance to review the passage this week or commit it to memory, you may view it below. After taking a few moments to read it, I would love to read your thoughts on the passage. What is the meaning? How can this apply to Christians today? 
 

1 Corinthians 3:7-9 (ESV)

So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. 
 
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A Lamp to My Feet – 1 Corinthians 3:7-9


On Friday I published an article that touched in the doctrine of predestination and the privilege we are given as the elect to preach the Gospel. This brought about a very good discussion on Twitter (you can follow me, @AikenWS) and I thought that providing a passage that would touch on the sovereignty of God in a lighter manner would be a beneficial endeavor.

1 Corinthians 3:7-9 (ESV)

So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. 
As with all of the passages we strive to commit to memory, do more than just memorize. Study it. Really think about the meaning (in light of the context) and how that meaning can then apply to us today (while also staying true to the original audience). I hope that you enjoy this passage!
 
Don’t forget to come back during the week with what you find in your studies or something of interest related to the passage that you would like to share with us. I look forward to reading your thoughts and meditating on this passage with you. 
 
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