Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don't have the same function,
1 Corinthians 15:3
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed. I rejoice in this, yes, and will rejoice.
what is man, that you think of him? What is the son of man, that you care for him?
One man esteems one day as more important. Another esteems every day alike. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind.
Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues, and the greetings in the marketplaces.
But from those who were reputed to be important (whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God doesn't show partiality to man) -- they, I say, who were respected imparted nothing to me,
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
It happened on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father.
"When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, don't sit in the best seat, since perhaps someone more honorable than you might be invited by him,
1 Corinthians 12:15
If the foot would say, "Because I'm not the hand, I'm not part of the body," it is not therefore not part of the body.
He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
1 Corinthians 7:19
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
and the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts:
1 Corinthians 12:16
If the ear would say, "Because I'm not the eye, I'm not part of the body," it's not therefore not part of the body.
Haven't you even read this Scripture: 'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision amounts to anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.
But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.
for your partnership in furtherance of the Good News from the first day until now;
The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner.
and love the place of honor at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues,
1 Corinthians 12:23
Those parts of the body which we think to be less honorable, on those we bestow more abundant honor; and our unpresentable parts have more abundant propriety;
2 Chronicles 2:5
"The house which I build is great; for our God is great above all gods.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, who is not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.
Behold, there are some who are last who will be first, and there are some who are first who will be last."
Yahweh, what is man, that you care for him? Or the son of man, that you think of him?
Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.
A second likewise is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
One of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together. Knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the greatest of all?"
Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, 'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from the Lord. It is marvelous in our eyes?'
You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
A wise man has great power; and a knowledgeable man increases strength;
1 Corinthians 1:28
and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are:
So man is brought low, mankind is humbled, and the eyes of the arrogant ones are humbled;
Don't exalt yourself in the presence of the king, or claim a place among great men;