14 (A)But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For (B)“who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” (C)But we have the mind of Christ.

Sectarianism Is Carnal

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to (D)babes in Christ. I fed you with (E)milk and not with solid food; (F)for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and [a]behaving like mere men? For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal?

Watering, Working, Warning

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but (G)ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? (H)I planted, (I)Apollos watered, (J)but God gave the increase. So then (K)neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, (L)and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

For (M)we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are (N)God’s building.


  1. 1 Corinthians 3:3 Lit. walking according to man

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