After all, no one can lay any other foundation than the one that is already laid, and that foundation is Jesus Christ.
People may build on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw.
The day will make what each one does clearly visible because fire will reveal it. That fire will determine what kind of work each person has done.
If what a person has built survives, he will receive a reward.
If his work is burned up, he will suffer [the loss]. However, he will be saved, though it will be like going through a fire.
Don't you know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him because God's temple is holy. You are that holy temple!
Don't deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise in the ways of this world, you should give up that wisdom in order to become really wise.
The wisdom of this world is nonsense in God's sight. That's why Scripture says, "God catches the wise in their cleverness."
Again Scripture says, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are pointless."
So don't brag about people. Everything belongs to you.