Summary: But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. - 1 Corinthians 1:27 Christianity is a work of the Spirit of God. This simplicity can offend men but God says that He uses th ..
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. - 1 Corinthians 1:27
Christianity is a work of the Spirit of God. This simplicity can offend men but God says that He uses the weak, the unwise, the unlearned and the despised of this world. It happened when God chose 12 disciples. Three could not stay awake during a prayer meeting, two wanted to send fire from heaven down on towns, one was a traitor and thief, and one betrayed Christ denying that he even knew the Lord. They argued over who would be the greatest and all of them fled away when hard times came. Yet with this group of weak, unlearned simple men God was building His Church against which the gates of hell will not prevail (Matthew 16:18). This can give us great consolation and hope to be usable in the work of the Lord for He is looking for those who are not self-seeking, but humble, weak and needy. They are the ones that are calling out to God for His Spirit because they literally need Him in every situation.
Sadly, even the weak soon learn how to be strong, how to rely on their own experiences, successes and victories. It becomes a dangerous practice of taking glory away from God for accomplishments we believe we have achieved. We then deny the proper recognition and glory which belongs to God alone because it is His work. God will only entrust His work with those He knows will give Him all of the glory for what is done and take no glory to themselves. God is always looking for the willing vessels that will trust Him afresh for the impossible, for in such cases He gets the glory and the individual being used simply gives the glory to this God of the impossible. Every true move of the Holy Spirit primarily elevates and glorifies the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Take heart reader God can use you as we say no to ourselves and realize we have nothing to offer God in the end.