The conclusion of something is better than its beginning, and a patient attitude is more valuable than a proud one.
For we have many parts in one body, but these parts do not all have the same function.
1 Corinthians 15:3
For I passed on to you the most important points that I received: The Messiah died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
because life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
But so what? Just this that in every way, whether by false or true motives, the Messiah is being proclaimed. Because of this, I rejoice and will continue to rejoice.
what is man that you take notice of him, or the son of man that you pay attention to him?
One person decides in favor of one day over another, while another person decides that all days are the same. Let each one be fully convinced in his own mind:
How terrible it will be for you Pharisees! You love to have the places of honor in the synagogues and to be greeted in the marketplaces.
Now those who were reputed to be important added nothing to my message. (What sort of people they were makes no difference to me, since God pays no attention to outward appearances.)
1 Corinthians 11:3
Now I want you to realize that the Messiah is the head of every man, and man is the head of the woman, and God is the head of the Messiah.
He must become more important, but I must become less important."
On the eighth day they went to circumcise the child. They were going to name him Zechariah after his father,
"When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, don't sit down at the place of honor in case someone more important than you was invited by the host.
This is the greatest and most important commandment.
1 Corinthians 12:15
If the foot says, "Since I'm not a hand, I'm not part of the body," that does not make it any less a part of the body, does it?
So he told them, "You try to justify yourselves in front of people, but God knows your hearts, because what is highly valued by people is detestable to God.
1 Corinthians 7:19
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but obeying God's commandments is everything.
and to have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.
1 Corinthians 12:16
And if the ear says, "Since I'm not an eye, I'm not part of the body," that does not make it any less a part of the body, does it?
Haven't you ever read this Scripture: "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
for in union with the Messiah Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. What matters is faith expressed through love.
But I don't place any value on my life, if only I can finish my race and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
They love to have the places of honor at festivals, the best seats in the synagogues,
1 Corinthians 12:23
and the parts of the body that we think are less honorable are treated with special honor, and we make our less attractive parts more attractive.
2 Chronicles 2:5
"The Temple that I'm building will be great, because the greatness of our God surpasses that of all gods.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles and not even fit to be called an apostle because I persecuted God's church.
You see, some who are last will be first, and some who are first will be last.
LORD, what are human beings, that you should care about them, or mortal man, that you should think about him?
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which ties everything together in unity.
The second is exactly like it: "You must love your neighbor as yourself.'
Then one of the scribes came near and heard the Sadducees arguing with one another. He saw how well Jesus answered them, so he asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of them all?"
Jesus asked them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This was the Lord's doing, and it is amazing in our eyes.'?
You blind men! Which is more important, the gift or the altar that makes the gift holy?
A wise man is strong, and a knowledgeable man grows in strength.
1 Corinthians 1:28
And God chose what is insignificant in the world, what is despised, what is nothing, in order to destroy what is something,
Humanity is brought low, and each one is humbled, while the eyes of the self-exalting are brought low.
Don't magnify yourself in the presence of a king, and don't pretend to be in the company of famous men,