Saturday, March 13th, 2010
"I planted, Apollos watered, but God kept making it grow."
(1 Corinthians 3:6)
“God’s fellow workers.” That is how the apostle Paul described the privilege all of us can enjoy. (1 Corinthians 3:7-9) The work to which Paul referred is the disciple-making work. He likened it to the sowing and watering of seed. If we are to be successful in that vital work, we need Jehovah’s help. Paul reminds us that it is “God who makes it grow.” That humbling fact helps us to have a proper view of our ministry. We may work diligently at preaching and teaching, but ultimately all praise goes to Jehovah for any growth that might result. Why? Because try as we may, none of us can fully understand the growth process, let alone control it. King Solomon expressed the situation correctly when he wrote: “You do not know the work of the true God, who does all things.”—Ecclesiastes 11:5.
(Watchtower issue: 7/15/08, 3:1, 2)