Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
"Who then, is the trustworthy and sensible slave, to whom his master has assigned the management of his household to provide timely meals for its members?
And the Lord answered, "Who then is the trustworthy and sensible property manager, to whom his master will assign the management of his household, to provide adequate and timely meals for its members?
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "There was a certain rich man who had a property manager who was reported to be squandering his possessions.
1 Corinthians 4:1
So, a person should look at us as servants of Christ and property managers entrusted with the secret truths of God.
As God's manager [of the church], an overseer must be free from just blame, not a drunkard, not a fighter [and] not in love with money.
1 Corinthians 3:10
Using the unearned favor shown to me by God [Note: Paul here probably refers to his apostleship and its attending spiritual gifts], as an expert building contractor, I laid the foundation [i.e., in starting the Corinthian church], and someone else is building on it [i.e., Apollos. See verse 6].
1 Corinthians 12:4
Now there are a variety of [spiritual] gifts, but [they are given by] the same Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 15:10
But I am whatever I am because of God's unearned favor, and the favor He showed me was not for nothing [i.e., Paul made the most of his conversion by being extra diligent in his service to God]. But I worked harder than all the other apostles, yet it was not I, but God's favor on me [that accomplished it].
2 Corinthians 6:1
As workers together with God we urge you also, who have received God's unearned favor, do not allow it to be for nothing,
This favor of preaching the unfathomable riches of Christ to the Gentiles was given to me [even though] I am the least significant of all saints [i.e., God's holy people].
And He gave some people [the gift of being] apostles; and some people prophets; and some people evangelists; and some people pastors [i.e., elders] and teachers,
1 Corinthians 12:7
But the evidence of the Holy Spirit's [power] is given to each person for the good of everyone.
3 John 1:5
Dear [friend], you are accomplishing a faithful work whenever you do something for the brothers [traveling in the Lord's work], especially when they are strangers [to you].