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1 Corinthians 3:5–15

THE ROLE OF GOD’S SERVANTS

What then is Apollos? What is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, and each has the role the Lord has given. I planted,ad Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So, then, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. Now he who plants and he who waters are one,L and each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s coworkers.M You are God’s field, God’s building.ae

10 According to God’s grace that was given to me, I have laid a foundation as a skilled master builder,N and another builds on it. But each one is to be careful how he builds on it. 11 For no one can lay any foundation otheraf than what has been laid down. That foundation is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver,ag costly stones,ah wood, hay, or straw, 13 each one’s work will become obvious. For the day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire;ai the fire will test the quality of each one’s work.aj 14 If anyone’s work that he has built survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned up, he will experienceO loss, but he himself will be savedak—but only as through fire.al

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