Today’s Scripture: Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 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 1:25-27
The foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than man. That is the bottom line. You might have to go through this life having the same stigma that Jesus had because of the crucifixion. That’s just how it is. If you don’t like that thought, the only other option is to go live however you want and live for the pleasure of this world. You might gain a little now, but you will lose so much for all eternity.
God has chosen the foolish things. He is going to choose the one who might not be the best orator or speaker, and doesn’t think he can do it in himself. We need to start thinking of ourselves in terms of humility. God can take that and use those things to confound the world. We see God do this all through Scripture:
- In 1 Samuel 17, we see a small weapon in the hands of God. David was small, and his weapon was even smaller. God worked through David and his sling, and Goliath bit the dust.
- In Judges 7, a small army in the hands of God defeated a much larger Midianite hoard. Gideon went from hiding in a winepress to finding his courage and confidence in the Lord.
- In John 6, a small lunch in the hands of Jesus became enough bread and fish to feed over 5,000 people, with leftovers to spare!
- In Luke 21, God honored a small offering that was given at great cost. The widow gave everything that she had, and God honored it.
God can take the smallest things and use them for the greatest good. So, believer, humble yourself under the mighty hand of God today. He will lift you up and use you in His time!
Devotional by Jim Scudder, Jr.