The Message of Easter
March 31, 2013
An Observer’s Observations
April 1, 2013
The Message of Easter
March 31, 2013
An Observer’s Observations
April 1, 2013

Grace for Your Calling

Beautiful Sunrise on the North Myrtle Beach 2013

Beautiful Sunrise on the North Myrtle Beach 2013

5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 10 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

Paul is talking about yet another form that grace comes in. Paul said he had received grace to be a masterbuilder. He was a master church planter. He laid the foundation for the Gospel of Grace.

It’s interesting here how Paul sees his role. Yes, he was the beginning of the Gospel to the gentiles or the nations. He was planter. He threw out the seeds. That’s an important position. Yet he also understood that others have to come along and water. Other people have important places in the husbandry of God. When it was all said and done, God was in control of the increase.

Any time we step out to do what God has called us to do, we need to remember we are not God. We don’t make it work. Yet He allows us to work alongside him. We are fellow workers together with each other and more importantly with God. With God as your fellow laborer, anything is possible.

All this is by Grace. God gives us our ability to work with Him. That is the grace He gives to give us abilities we don’t normally possess. That turned Paul into a masterbuilder. That can turn you into a master whatever. This is God’s amazing grace.