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1/28/2006

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God "Picks" Workers According to His Own Wisdom and Power

"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty." (1 Corinthians 1:27)

If you were picking players for a basketball team, you would probably not pick Evan. Evan is short, slow, and not very smart. He misses most of the shots he takes, and he sometimes actually just drops the basketball. Evan is usually the last person to be picked for any kinds of sports team – if he even gets picked at all.

The Bible tells us that God has chosen "foolish things" and "weak things" to accomplish His work. Evan is not very smart, and he is not very strong, but God has chosen Evan to be His child. If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, God has chosen you to shame those who are smart and strong in ways the world values.

God does great things through people who love Him. When He does those great things, He doesn't want His people to say, "Look what I did because I am smart!" He wants them to say, "Look what God did." God chooses people who are not necessarily smart or strong so that they will know that God is great, and they are not.

You may not be the smartest or strongest kid in the world, but that makes you the kind of material God can use. When unbelievers see the great things God does through us, they will be ashamed because they will see that even though we were foolish and weak, we were on the winning team the whole time.

God chose you not because you are great, but because He is.

My Response:
» Am I trying to tell God who is or isn't worthy to serve Him?
» Am I fearful to obey a command from God because I think of myself as unworthy or unable to be of use to Him?
» Am I trying to do things for God in my own power, or am I letting God help me and use me in spite of my shortcomings?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

The King Immortal
1 Timothy 1:17 "Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen."

 

Question & Answer

QSpecifically concerning sin, how do the benefits of salvation affect our future?

AGod's gift of salvation delivers us from the presence of sin. Revelation 21:27 – And there shall in no wise enter into it [heaven] any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

 

BIG Christian Word

Adoption - (a-dop'shun)

Adoption is an act of God whereby he makes us members of his family. We are adopted by God when we believe in and accept Christ as our Lord and Saviour. God becomes our heavenly Father and he desires to give us his blessings. (John 1:12) "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"