Today’s devotion is based on 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, 2:1-16
We live in a world that admires the wealthy, the prominent, and the influential. Sadly, America’s church culture seems little different, for within Christian circles, we have our own versions of Christian celebrities. And yet, God’s Kingdom is blatantly counter-cultural.
In today’s passage of Scripture, Paul explicitly states that God did not choose people of noble birth. He didn’t choose the wise. He didn’t choose the impressive.
God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. (1 Corinthians 1:27)
In other words, God didn’t go after the big names with big followings. Nope. God had other plans. When Jesus invited twelve men to follow Him, He chose a few fishermen, a tax collector, a zealot, and a few others. Basically, He chose normal people.
God chose ordinary folk to do extraordinary things.
This is great news for a regular person like me. Perhaps this is great news for you too. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been, or what you’ve done, or what you’ve not done!
We serve a God who specializes is using people from unlikely places.
God doesn’t focus on the externals. He isn’t interested in the things the world says are important. God examines the heart.