ARE YOU AWARE THAT YOU ARE BEING SUPERVISED?
1 Corinthians 4:1-4
1 Cor. 4:1 This is how a person should think about us, as officers delegated by Christ and stewards of the mysteries belonging to God.
1 Cor. 4:2 From now on, in this case, it is expected of stewards that one be found trustworthy.
1 Cor. 4:3 But is a very small thing with me it if I am investigated by you or have a day in any human court. In fact, I do not even investigate myself.
1 Cor. 4:4 Because I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not justified by that fact. It is the Lord who is investigating me.
the boss is watching
Paul had so far spent a good portion of his letter warning the Corinthians that their leaders are making mistakes and causing jealousy and rivalries in the fellowships. He naturally assumes that some of these leaders are going to feel offended by the suggestion that they have failed in any way. He expects to be subjected to the same kind of scrutiny that he recommends. So, he tells the Corinthians to bring it on. He and Apollos and Sosthenes are “officers delegated by Christ and stewards of the mysteries belonging to God.” They answer to a higher authority. That higher authority is Christ himself. Christ is the boss, and he is constantly investigating them. So, Paul does not fear any accusation that might arise from an investigation by the Corinthians.
LORD, may we live with awareness of your divine supervision, and so never fear any human investigation.