1 Corinthians 3:7-8 and Black-Eyed Susans, Eastern Nebraska.
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.” 1 Corinthians 3:7-8
Planted and Water by Believers, but God Brings Growth
In 1 Corinthians 3 the Apostle Paul tells us that people who serve the Lord are simply God’s servants being used by Him. People don’t cause growth in the lives of others. God does.
The work each of us does for God is important, like planting a seed and watering it. Plants don’t grow unless these things happen, but it’s not who plants the seed nor who waters it that makes it grow. God makes it grow.
The same is true with people. We are planted and watered by people in our lives, but only God brings growth to our lives. God calls us to align ourselves with Him and not with a teacher nor a church.