1 Corinthians 3:16-23 Reading the Passage

How to Promote the Church’s Spiritual Welfare – 1 Corinthians 3:16-23

3 (16) Do you not realize that you are God’s temple, and that the Spirit of God is living in you? (17) If anyone desecrates the temple of God, God will destroy him; for the temple of God is holy, and this is what you are.

(18) Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise by the standards of this age, let him become a fool, so that he may become wise; (19) for the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. Indeed, it is written, “He traps the wise by their craftiness;” (20) and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.’

(21) So then, let no one boast in men, for all things are yours. (22) Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all things are yours; (23) and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.