Paul explains that he and Apollos should be seen as servants of Jesus entrusted with the responsibility of preaching the message of Jesus and caring for the church. He emphasizes the importance of faithfulness and accountability.
The Corinthians struggled with being judgmental and critical. Paul reminds them that God alone is the true judge who will bring to light the hidden motives and intentions of the heart.
Paul reminds the Corinthians that they should not be puffed up with pride or boast about their own accomplishments. Instead, they should recognize that everything they have is a gift from God and that true success comes from God’s grace.
Paul highlights the contrast between the Corinthians’ attitude and the apostles’ circumstances. While the Corinthians may be enjoying a comfortable life, the apostles are experiencing hardship, persecution, and mistreatment. He urges the Corinthians to imitate the apostles’ humility and perseverance in the face of challenges.
Paul calls them to repentance and encourages them to follow his example and the example of Christ. He reminds them that he plans to visit them and expects their obedience and response to his instructions.