When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia (in Corinth), the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah. (Acts 18:27-28)
It may have been difficult for Apollos to listen to Priscilla and Aquila and learn from them. They were tentmakers and not as educated as he. But he was humble and realized they had information about Jesus that he didn’t, so he was determined to learn from them.
Apollos used his preaching and debating skills to persuade Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. He used his listening skills to learn about Jesus and the needs of the Christians in Ephesus and Corinth, and he helped them.
Paul planted the church in Corinth, Apollos watered it, and God made it grow. (See 1 Corinthians 3:6) When we use our talents and gifts to help others as Apollos did, God will help our ministries, businesses, congregations, followers, dreams, and loved ones grow. When we do all that we can, God will intervene supernaturally and do all that He can.
Father, I praise You for placing a dream in my heart and giving me gifts to fulfill it. I know when I’ve done everything I can, you will make it grow and bear fruit. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.