1 Corinthians 1:27 – 29
27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. (ESV)
As I read this verse, I am both happy and privileged that God chose me. Out of billions of people, we are more than blessed to be called for Him. I may be foolish or weak or not mean anything to this world but since the great creator chose me, I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The world might think that we are wasting our time with the gospel. Some might even call us fanatics.
1 Corinthians 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. (ESV)
But they do not know and acknowledge what they are missing out – the great truth of eternal life set before everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. (ESV)
Many times being a christian means missing out on all the so called fun of the world. This is a bitter truth for many people. When we grow too much in the wisdom and things of the world, the Lord and His work starts losing their place and time in your life. The wise of the world think they know things enough to even question the very existence of God . For this reason,even Christians who know the truth have become/ turned into atheists .
1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” (ESV)
On the other hand, when we are aligned to the truth with the mindset – less of me and more of Christ, then the glory of God is manifested and His divine purpose of choosing the weak and lowly things of the world will be fulfilled.
Hepsibah Rachel (NLFA Baroda)