TODAY’S SIGNATURE VERSE ••• For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; that no flesh should glory in His presence. (1 Corinthians 1:26-27,29 NKJV)
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• God’s ways are not our own; beyond that pronouncement in Isaiah 55:8-9, one only needs to read through Scripture to see that He makes some kind of weird choices for who He is going to use. God loves to use the least likely candidate or the most unlikely of situations to bring about amazing results. He does this because it allows His strength to be magnified. As He said in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
It’s a reminder that it’s not about our abilities or strengths — but His. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 1:26-27, 29, “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; that no flesh should glory in His presence.”
We can’t expect God to do things our way or choose who we would have thought was maybe a better candidate. After all, would we have chosen a man with a speech impediment (Moses) to lead the Israelites out of Egypt? Would we have chosen a prostitute (Rahab) to help conquer Jericho? Would we have chosen a scrawny teenager (David) to take on a powerful giant? Would we have chosen a child with a packed lunch of a couple of fish and some bread from mom to feed 5000? Or would we have chosen someone who had been on a vengeful rampage against the early church (Paul) to extend God’s Gospel to the world?
God chooses the unexpected.
What do you think He’s calling you to do? As a child of God, He has set you apart (John 15:19), and He has a plan. If you allow Him, He will use you for extraordinary purposes that aren’t of you but are proof of His power working through you.
Today, as you pray, ask God to help you be an unlikely candidate for His will. Ask Him to use you, not through your strengths, but through your weakness, so there’s no question about Who is in control.
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