Sunday, July 24, 2011


(ESV) 1 Corinthians 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."

Many times we limit the things that "we will do" for God to what we are good at or what things are easy. I don't believe that is what the Bible teaches, Moses couldn't speak well, David was a very young man when he defeated Goliath and fell morally with Bathsheba, Guidian was far from a "mighty man of valor", Peter was a mere fisherman, etc, etc. We need to realize that whatever God needs us to do he will provide the grace and power through the Holy Spirit to accomplish it. We tend to steal God's glory by boasting about what we are good at doing, but as Paul taught here, God's glorified in our weakness. He used a Jew to reach the Gentiles (that's us) He used many others that were way out of their comfort zone, remember Jonah running from God's request to go to Nineveh?

We are His, accomplishing His work, with His power. The pressure is off of us, we just need to have the faith to say yes. As one of the folks who get this email said, "if your faith requires proof, you have no faith."

Are you worried you will look like a fool by doing something that you are not good at? Moses fought God tooth and nail, but he did ultimately speak to Pharroh and lead millions of stiffnecked people to freedom, but didn't get to see his people enter the promised land because he didn't listen to God.

Let each of us be willing to use our weakness as well as our strengths for the glorious plan of our Master and be careful to glorify Him with the results.

In Christ,

Steve Amos

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