Today’s Scripture: But God hath chosen the foolish things of this world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of this world to confound the things which are mighty; and the 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: that no flesh should glory in his presence. 1¬†Corinthians¬†1:27-29

When considering someone as a candidate for a very important job, a superior may want to do a background check. After all, one must make sure the employee is up to the task at hand. Even way out in the country questions must be asked before hiring someone, such as:

Have ever cut your grass and found the car you reported as missing?

Have you ever hit a deer with your car…on purpose?

Can your wife climb a tree faster than your cat?

Do you think a subdivision is part of a math problem?

Answering yes to any of these questions would probably qualify one as an uneducated “redneck” and most likely result in their application being thrown in the trash. Who would want to hire an uneducated person anyway?

Take a look at the disciples for a moment. What was their occupation? They were nothing more than dirty, uneducated fishermen-everyday common people. Not only did Christ use sweaty fishermen to accomplish a very important task, but He also began His work in humble Galilee. In this tiny, unnoticed region, a light sprang forth to cover the entire globe-the glorious gospel light that has impacted the world for thousands of years.

Believer, maybe you cannot afford nice clothes or a college education. Although the Lord is honored when we put forth our best efforts to learn more about Him and effectively use the tools we have been given, you do not need to be a college graduate in order to change the world for Christ. God uses the humble things of this world to confound earthly wisdom. If you understand the clear gospel and remember Ephesians 2:8-9 and John 3:16, there is no reason why you cannot begin winning people to the Lord. Begin fishing for men today.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.