There are many lessons that can be learned from what the apostle Paul had to say to the Church at Corinth. Among those lessons to be learned is what we can learn from I Corinthians 4:1-5.
A brief study of the history of the city and the church of Corinth lets us know that the city was a port city that was very diverse in its culture, languages, and religion. Also, being a port city, they understood what was required for both war and merchant ships to operate. Among the things they would easily relate to was the terminology associated with sea fairing vessels. A term used in our text that carries a different meaning when considering the people to whom this letter was written is the word minister.
Minister in scripture is most commonly interpreted as a chief servant or one who serves; however, in this particular instance, it referes