Passing It Down

6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. 9 For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.

10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.(1 Cor. 3)

I think it’s a hard thing In leadership to inherit what someone else has planted and started before you. The challenge is not assuming you are something you are not and also not assuming you have something you don’t really have. You could add Galatians 6 to this and say God is not mocked man reaps what he sows. The discussion is this: how do I add to what others have already done and how do I add what they haven’t done with the same kind of humility in both things. Arrogance is really an overinflated sense of ignorance. It says that what I think I know is much better then others without actually knowing very much.

Of course we could also add that many people who have a microphone and a podcast and a tv show (even in the name of Jesus) actually don’t really have much to say. I don’t know which one is more troubling either a arrogant soul that has no honor or someone we follow that doesn’t really have much to say regarding the Gospel.


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