1 Corinthians 3
1 Corinthians 3:1
Being more carnal than spiritual because so weak in grace.
1 Corinthians 3:2
The deeper doctrines cannot be received by the weak, and it is wise to teach such the simpler truths only.
1 Corinthians 3:3, 4
Every one thinks his party has the kernel, and others only the shell; whereas they all are apt to let the kernel alone and dispute about the shell, as if that were the kernel.
1 Corinthians 3:7
We must not rest in the best of men, or make idols of them; they are instruments in God’s hand, and nothing more. Let us look above the servants to their Master.
1 Corinthians 3:12, 13
Whatever work we do will be tested, by present opposition, by the lapse of time, by the advance of light, and especially by the judgment of the last great day.
1 Corinthians 3:15
Being a good man he shall be saved, but having wasted his life in mistaken work he will lose the fruit of his pains; and having unwittingly caused injury to others, he will himself barely escape.
1 Corinthians 3:16, 17
The doctrine of the indwelling of the Spirit is very wonderful, and also very solemn. What condescension on his part to dwell in us! How reverently should we entertain such a guest!
1 Corinthians 3:18
A sense of folly is the doorstep of wisdom. It is needful to leave the world’s wisdom if we would know the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 3:21, 22
True Christian teachers, whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, Luther or Calvin, Wesley or Whitfield, belong to the whole church, and every member of the church derives benefit from their teachings. Thus the mind is expanded beyond party limits into a true catholicity.
How vast the treasure we possess!
How rich Thy bounty, King of grace!
This world is ours, and worlds to come:
Earth is our lodge, and heaven our home.
All things are ours; the gift of God,
The purchase of a Saviour’s blood;
While the good Spirit shows us how
To use and to improve them too.