January 15, 2019

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

1 Corinthians 1:26-29“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; 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: that no flesh should glory in his presence.”

Not many rich, famous, powerful or popular people turn to Christ and become missionaries for His work. Why? The Lord’s hardest and most productive workers accomplish their missions without fanfare or spotlights. Their work is not glamorous, flashy or comfortable. It is foolish to give up everything and follow Christ to the ends of the earth. That is why God calls the weak and humble: those who submit to His will, and delight in the privilege of serving others. Do you sometimes envy those who draw huge crowds or preside over large religious empires? If they glory in the flesh now, they shall not glory in His presence.

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