Day 217: Not the Sharpest Tool…

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Plan
Ezra 1:1-2:70
1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5
Psalm 27:7-14
Proverbs 20:22-23
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Commentary by Pastor Michael White:

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Cor 1:18). God uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. He also uses foolish people to confound the smartest minds. He exalts and works through those who are willing to serve Him, regardless of whether or not they deserve promotion.

Paul is cautioning us not to be surprised by the perceptions of the people around us. It is up to God to tell us what we are qualified to do, and no one else. Quite often, God will use someone who seems least likely to succeed to accomplish great things. The Cross may seem ludicrous to the most able mind who fails to understand his need for forgiveness and rely on Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. And that’s ok. Let God offend the smartest minds to expose their hearts.

Prayer:

Father, thank You that You bless those You see fit to carry Your anointing. I know You can use me no matter what my qualifications are; and I know You will give me the words and actions to succeed in my time of need.

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