1Corinthians 3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
Sometimes we get the wrong impression. We are serving God. We preach and teach and then God does something. He saves some people He builds the church and we begin to think that we did something. Not only did we not do anything but it says here in the verse that we are not any thing.
We exalt men who seem to have bigger ministries. We begin to lift them up in our minds and hearts. We think that they are something special when it is the Lord that does the work.
The Lord Jesus gives the increase. We get rewarded for the work we do but the real work isn’t even done by us. He does the work.