Summary: God uses certain things so that He might get the glory and not man. Here’s a scripture outline of three things that are in His tool box.
God’s Tool Box: 3 Things That God Can Use...
1) Foolish Things....
1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise;
2) Weak Things....
1Co 1:27...and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
3) Base Things, Despised Things, and Non-existent Things....
1Co 1:28...And base things of the world,and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
Low in place. Obs.
Mean; vile; worthless; that is, low in value or estimation; used of things.
Of low station; of mean account; without rank, dignity or estimation among men; used of persons.
Of mean spirit; disingenuous; illiberal; low; without dignity of sentiment; as a base and abject multitude.
Of little comparative value; applied to metals, and perhaps to all metals, except gold and silver.
Of illegitimate birth; born out of wedlock.
Why These Things?
1Co 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
Is The Cross Foolishness? Not To The Believer.
1Co 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.