Devotion for Thursday June 7, 2018
Sing A&M 181
Topic: God Uses Common Things
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:17 – 31
God’s wisdom in dealing with Man is unfathomable. It is really beyond human understanding. How can He choose the manger for the birth of His son? How can he choose fishermen to become bearers of His gospel? Why did He wait for Sarah to reach 90 years before blessing her with a child when her mates were already great grandmothers? Indeed God chooses the foolish things to shame our assumed wisdom because of what is stated in 1 Corinthians 1:19 and 29. See other reasons in Job 5:12-13; Isaiah 29:14; 55:8 & 9. Paul declared that no amount of human knowledge can replace or bypass Christ’s work on the cross. If it could, Christ would have been accessible only to the intellectually gifted and well educated and not to ordinary people or to children. Hence God’s wisdom of salvation far supersedes all other wisdom. Brethren, it is for this reason He chose you as a Christian. Come to think of it; it was not your knowledge, family background, wisdom, beauty, intellect or ability that made God chose you to become a Christian. Some of us have no educational qualification to interpret the bible but God uses our mouth effectively to communicate the gospel and turn hearts unto repentance. Therefore, we should glory in what God made us and not what we think we have achieved by human wisdom. Let all glory be ascribed unto God alone (1 Corinthians 1:30, 31).
Food for Thought: James 2:5 Memory verse: 1 Corinthians 1:27
Prayer: Lord, thank you for choosing me as your own. Help me to live my life in gratitude and praise unto you alone in Jesus name. Amen