“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of god is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren how that not may wise men after the flesh, not many might, not may noble, are called; But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the things which are mighty: And the base things of the world and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are: That no flesh should glory in His presence.” 1 Cor. 1: 25-29
Today’s Christian daily devotional
I walk out of my apartment onto Chicago’s busy street. If I head one block west, I fear for my physical safety. That part of town has been known for gang violence and random shootings. If I continue north; enormous mansions and fancy cars of the residents that live there eclipse me.
The obvious differences in lifestyles and social status are hard to ignore. I am litterly living in between two very different, yet very close worlds. Being a “middle class American” I find it ironic that I am caught in-between these two separate sectors of society.
As I catch the eye of a woman pan-handling for change, my heart remembers the words of 1 Cor. 1:25-29. I know that despite the distraction of outward appearances, God works His glory through the weak and humble people of the world. He enjoys using the people that man would never consider.
God’s very motive for doing this is so that no one can take credit for the grace and blessings that He bestows upon us.
Many people are very blessed in this life. They have the looks, talents, status, money and connections to get them far in this material world. Many of these same people worship themselves. They see no need for a God. Every blessing in their life, they feel comes from them.
God’s goodness and grace is bestowed to all of humanity in a variety of different ways. For those who are blessed with prosperity, looks and financial status I encourage you to look to the God who blessed you in the first place. Have you thanked Him and given Him credit for all your blessings? Don’t be the fool that bites the hand of the God who blesses Him. As it says in 1 Cor. 1:25-29, God will only give mercy and be able to use those who are humble. Humble yourself. Mercy is so worth it.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
This world elevates and worships everything other than you. I see the advertisements and I know what they are selling. Satan would love for me to love myself so much, that I barely consider God when I think of the scope of my life, meaning of it or contribution to it.
I want more. I want more than just material blessings. I want the spiritual blessings that will elevate me to the peace that passes all understanding.
I humble myself right now. I know I am a wicked person that has only one person on my mind—me. I repent of worshiping my self, my needs, desires, lusts, motives, goals and passions.
I ask for your mercy. Show me my heart. Show me how I lift myself above you. Help me to stop this mind-set now.
Bless me to be a humble person in all that I do. Bless me to be thankful for all that you have blessed me with. Allow my mouth to sing your praises, give you the credit you deserve and to be a good witness to the goodness of you. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan