For we are God’s co-workers (συνεργοί); 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 is building upon it. Let each (builder) take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor 3: 9-11)

How dignifying and exciting is this fact, when I have the ears to hear it: God has many “co-workers” and “builders” in His great and small works-in-progress, including me. I am called to growth and development, having been given the one reliable foundation, which makes true progress possible; “which is Jesus Christ.”

Today let me embrace this great fact, that I not stand in place, nor go around in circles, preferring my own foundations and constructs, like self-pity, self-seeking, or rationalization. Let me humbly proceed today, in Him and with Him, in mindfulness to His word and His precious “building,” in which I am not alone. “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner.” Amen!

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