Scripture Readings

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

1 Corinthians 2:9-3:8 (Epistle)

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But, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him,”
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But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
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For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
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Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
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These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
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But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
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But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.
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For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
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And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.
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I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;
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for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?
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For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal?
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Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one?
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I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
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So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.
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Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.