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Think about this!

Post  THE ROCK on Sun 23 Dec 2007, 5:42 pm

God often gives great revelations to those in lowly positions. A person's worth before the Lord cannot be judged by his position, abilities, or popularity.

Since Mary and Joseph were both from common families, they probably seemed an unlikely choice for parents of the Messiah. Similarly, the men selected to receive the angelic announcement of Christ's birth also lacked social standing--shepherds were considered part of the lowest class. Yet God revealed His plans to these individuals, not on the basis of worldly status, but because their heart attitude was right. The people He used were all humble followers who submitted to His will--whether the mission was bearing and protecting a young Jesus, or hurrying to worship Him where He lay in a manager.

When God guides us to take an important action, we might wonder why we have been chosen. We're tempted to think, Surely He wants someone with better talent or more wisdom. In fact, many Bible characters, like Gideon and Moses, express that exact sentiment to the Lord (Judges 6:15; Exodus 3:11). But we can't allow a sense of inadequacy to stand in the way of obedience. If God chooses us for a task, He will also give us the strength and wisdom to complete it. All we need is a willing and obedient spirit.

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Re: Think about this!

Post  Guest on Sun 23 Dec 2007, 6:30 pm

Thank you Rock, I agree with you. Jesus chooses the foolish
of this world. This is the exact sermon my pastor preach on when I went forward
to publicly confess Him 1 Corinthians 1;18-25 {
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,
but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:
"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding
of the prudent.'' Where is the wise?
Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made
foolish the wisdom of this world? For
since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it
pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who
believe. For Jews request a sign, and
Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a
stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called,
both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than
men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For you see your calling, brethren, that not
many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 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; and the base things of the
world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which
are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.}
I
have added these verses to prove your point, and just in case this is what somebody needs to hear. God bless you and your family
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