1 Corinthians 3:9-23
New King James Version
9 For (A)we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are (B)God’s building. 10 (C)According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid (D)the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than (E)that which is laid, (F)which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day (G)will declare it, because (H)it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
16 (I)Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone [a]defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
Avoid Worldly Wisdom
18 (J)Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, (K)“He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; 20 and again, (L)“The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 Therefore let no one boast in men. For (M)all things are yours: 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come—all are yours. 23 And (N)you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.Read full chapter
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