“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 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. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.” 1 Corinthians 3:5-10 (KJV)
Who is the best singer? Who is the best actor or actress? Who is the best Lawyer? Who is the best…? You put in your own answer. I mention this because there was division in Corinth over who was the best preacher. Was it Paul or was it Apollos?
Paul’s answer was that neither was better than the other. Each have their own gift. It is God who gives the increase. Thank God for the gift He has given you. Use that gift to honor and glorify God, and He will give the increase.
-Tim A. Blankenship