Wednesday, July 21, 2021
I Corinthians 2:12-3:10
I Corinthians 2:12-3:10
 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God.
 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit.
 The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
 The spiritual man judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.
 “For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
 But I, brethren, could not address you as spiritual men, but as men of the flesh, as babes in Christ.
 I fed you with milk, not solid food; for you were not ready for it; and even yet you are not ready,
 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving like ordinary men?
 For when one says, “I belong to Paul,” and another, “I belong to Apol’los,” are you not merely men?
 What then is Apol’los? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each.
 I planted, Apol’los watered, but God gave the growth.
 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.
 He who plants and he who waters are equal, and each shall receive his wages according to his labor.
 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it.
 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses.
 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”
 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.
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