1 Corinthians 3
Paul sheweth that he could not instruct the Corinthians in the higher doctrines of Christianity because of their carnal mind; this state of mind revealed itself in their factions. The most eminent preachers of the gospel are but instruments employed by God in building his church. Paul hath laid the only true foundation, Christ Jesus; and others must take heed what they build thereon. Christians are God's temple, not to be defiled. Worldly wisdom is foolishness with God. They that are Christ's must not glory in men.