1 Corinthians 3:1-9
1 But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? 5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.
Prayer for the Day
Almighty, eternal God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of heaven and earth and man, together with Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Word and Image, and with Your Holy Spirit: Have mercy upon us and forgive us our sins for Your Son’s sake, whom You have made our Mediator according to Your wonderful counsels, and do guide and sanctify us by Your Holy Spirit, who has poured out upon the apostles. Grant that we may truly know and praise You throughout eternity! Amen. (Prayer attributed to Philipp Melanchthon)