BE GRATEFUL, BUT NOT IDOLATROUS
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
21 So no one should brag about human leaders, because all things are for you, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future– all are for you, 23 and you are for Christ, and Christ is for God.
it’s all for us
The perspective Paul urges the Corinthian believers to adopt is this: all the wonderful and terrible things that happen in our lives are orchestrated by a sovereign God to bring him glory, to lead us to Christ, and to build us up. Everything is for our benefit as his church. That is why we should not make too much of a particular leader. Our leaders are given to us by God. We are the purpose for them, not the other way around.
LORD, give us the wisdom to be grateful for our leaders, but to be careful not to idolize them.