BIG vs little. 012015

I Corinthians 1:27-31: God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;  .  .  and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no human should glory in His presence.  30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31  that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.”

Mostly Jesus used the blind, the lame, the demon-possessed, and the lepers to bring glory to God.  He liked to tell stories like the Pharisee and the tax-collector, both praying, The Pharisee told God what a great guy he was, while the tax collector said, “Have mercy on me, a sinner.”? Jesus said, “Who do you think was approved by God?”

God loves people who are humble.  He loves them so much that He willingly puts the ‘big guys’ to shame just to lift up the humble.  Like when Jesus said, “He who lifts himself will be humbled; but he who humbles himself will be lifted up.”

And the best part for us is, “Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—”.  that is: we receive all these things through Him, by His Spirit working within us.  And God is glorified because everybody standing around watching knows for sure that we couldn’t possibly have done (or become) all those things by ourselves.  Can’t be us, must be God!

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