But God Chose

Today’s Encouragement is 1 Corinthians 1:27 ESV “But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;”

But God chose –

You and I may be, or feel like, ‘a nobody’ in this world, my friends. Foolish and weak ‘in the world’.

But look at this list of ‘nobodies’ that God chose to use to announce the arrival of the Savior of the World! 

Mary, an unwed teenage girl from a tiny town, visited by an angel.

Unnamed shepherds who witnessed the utmost Heavenly angelic concert!

Aged Simeon (and Anna next) whose life was fulfilled at Gods promise fulfilled…

simply by holding this infant Jesus…

Just as He had done many times before:

God used a donkey to speak to Baalam (Num 22:28)

He used a stammering reluctant sheepherder to deliver an entire nation from slavery. (Ex4:10)

A shepherd boy to destroy the ruthless giant (1 Sam 17:49)

The examples are everywhere in our book…

God uses ordinary, foolish, weak, people and things…

For His purposes!

To shame, to silence, to shut the mouths of the strong and powerful!

Ordinary… like you and me!

This is whom God chooses – whom He uses!

Father God, thank You for coming to us, ordinary people, with the Good News of Your Love and Mercy and Grace for all who will believe in You!  

Who am I

Casting Crowns

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