Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Sermon: God's Wisdom

Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

He chose the lowly things of this world and despised things -- and the things that are not -- to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.

It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God -- that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."

When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom but on God's power.

I Corinthians 1:26 - 2:5


Belle said...

I love how God uses the weak and lowly people of the world. The disciples were just fishermen, Esther was an orphan, Moses and David were shepherds. "God sees not as a man sees, for God looks on the heart."

Luana Krause said...

Belle: It's amazing how God works in our lives...and it's not because of who we are but who God is.