1Corinthians 4: 1-6

Jan. 6, 2022

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

2Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

3But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.

4For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

5Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

6And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

“… not to think of men above which is written …” We don’t know much about the Three Wise Men, or Three Kings, above knowing the costliness of the gifts they brought to the toddler, Jesus. Being either wealthy or royal, they humbled themselves before the Christ child based on a prophecy they had read. (Matt 2: 5And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, 6And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.)

Epiphany is the celebration of the manifestation of God to the Gentiles. In the fullness of time, this toddler will open heaven to all (no one comes to the Father, to God, but through Jesus) and be our salvation.

2 thoughts on “1Corinthians 4: 1-6”

  1. A special story we heard from the days of our earliest memories around Christmas. We will always remember that it proves Jesus is the One True God.

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