Friday, September 11, 2009

Tuesday 9-1-09

1 Cor 3:7-8 "So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour."

A couple of observations that I made:

1. Every Christian is a planter and a waterier. The planter is one who spreads the gospel fervently. The waterier is one who teaches and disciples others who have died to self and live for Christ.

2. Ultimately our fleshly efforts at witnessing and teaching are not going to save anyone or make anyone grow in Christ.

3. God is the one who causes the growth, he will use us to bring us to him for salvation, and with others he will use us to teach and disciple them, however God is the one who will be doing the work in their hearts.

4. We will be rewarded or not rewarded according to our obedience in regards to our witnessing and disciplining.