Food For Thought For September 14, 2023
The Shame of the “Wise” | 1 Corinthians 1:26-27Read This Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty1 Corinthians 1:26-27 NKJV
There are many people that believe they know everything there is to know. If only we came to realize just how much we don’t know, then we would always be open to learning and growing. In order to become wise, one must admit that they don’t know everything; one must be open to learning.
The reason why so many are unable to grow spiritually, and to understand God and His instructions, is because of what the Lord has actually chosen to use in order to enlighten. For example, the Israelites, when they wanted a king, chose a man that had the look of a king – Saul failed terribly as a king. After Saul, the Lord then chose David, a ruddy shepherd boy that joined all of Israel together into a successful kingdom. After several failed kings, the Lord sent His only begotten Son as the king of kings which many, again, overlooked because of how lowly He was.
The world teaches us that the wealth you gain determines whether or not you are successful – blessed. Whereas, the Lord tells us that wealth has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not you are blessed and highly favored. God, and His thoughts, are beyond our world. Therefore, we must change our mindset in order to comprehend Him. If you hold on to this world and its wisdom, you will always fall short of understanding the Lord, and you will fall short of your blessings. So, I encourage you, look beyond this world and look to God!