The Weak & Foolish

It pleases God to use weak, foolish, base and despised things of the world to bring to nothing things which are mighty.

When you are faced with a big challenge, do you automatically look for the most powerful means to solve the problem? Well, my friend that is not thinking the way God thinks. “What is that in your hand?” God asked. “A rod,” Moses said. And with that rod, he performed miracles and confounded the might of Pharaoh (Exodus 4:1-31). “Five loaves and two fish,” a little boy said. And with that little boy’s lunch, Jesus fed 5,000 men, and his disciples gathered 12 baskets full of leftovers (Matthew 14:1-21). “Five stones and a sling,” said David the shepherd boy. And with one of his stones and the sling, he brought down Goliath, the mighty Philistine champion (1 Samuel 17: 40-51).

My friend, don’t despise what seems weak and insignificant to the world. God can use them to bring down the giants in your life! The Lord uses ordinary people just like you and me to do His mighty and wonderful works! The weak declares God’s strength. “Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding” (Isaiah 40:28). Not only is he mighty, but “the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Corinthians 1:25). Finally, the weak relied on God’s unlimited strength and wisdom – not their own puny strength or intelligence – for victory.

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 mighty.

Mike Medlin

February 20th, 2014

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