Foolish Things to Confound the Wise

Foolish Things to Confound the Wise

fal-feast-days-2 by Timothy Jerry

(1 Corinthians 1:26-31 NLT) Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes, or powerful, or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important, so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God. God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made Christ to be wisdom itself. He is the one who made us acceptable to God. He made us pure and holy, and he gave himself to purchase our freedom.  As the Scriptures say, “The person who wishes to boast should boast only of what the Lord has done.”

The Bible is filled with stories of ordinary people that God used to accomplish extraordinary things. Very few people that we read about in the Bible were notable by any human standards. Just as this passage of Scripture declares. God chose things despised by the world; things counted as nothing at all and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important, so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

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