Foolish Things

I Corinthians 1:26

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called

Why is this? Why ‘not many’?

I Corinthians 1:27-29

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

That no flesh should glory. Basically, God does things in such a way that there is no possibility to mistake anyone or anything but Him as the source.

I’ve often heard it said that ‘God wants to use your talents’.

Scripture on the other hand reveals that God is more likely to use you to do things that you have little or no natural talent or ability to do. That way it is all the harder for you to take credit yourself.

I’ve also heard ‘God helps those who help themselves’. Search it out, it is nowhere in the Bible.

Actually, you find the contrary: God helps those who call on His name.

So many folks go off half-cocked with their own plans and designs, then expect God to come in and bless them.

What we really need to do is to first seek God and ask Him to write out His plans for us in our hearts. Then we know that God will be there to complete the work that He starts. We can go and act in confidence knowing that God is there backing us up, and He cannot fail.

Where faith comes in is when God is telling us to do something we know that we cannot do by ourselves, things that we have no talent, ability, or experience doing. It does not require any faith in Him to go and do something you have 10 years experience doing.

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