Devotions to help you live out your faith


1st Corinthians Series – Part 2

1 Corinthians 1:26-27: “Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.
We may feel weak, unqualified, unequipped for the task God has called us to (either a specific, personal task or just the general task of making disciples of all nations). We may be worried, afraid, unsure. We may think we don’t have the skills, the wisdom, the faith. Good news! That means we are exactly the sort of person God calls, according to this passage. God doesn’t call the euipped, he equipps the called. If God calls us, though we may feel we can’t answer that call, we can be reassured that he will be with us, helping us (In Joshua 1:5 God reminds us He “will not fail you or abandon you“.)
So if you are feeling inadequate for the challenge of living all for God, in whatever shape that takes in your life, be reassured – you are! But God has called us specifically because of our inadequacies, so that all the glory for what we achieve goes to Him, not us, and so that we can be a shining example to non-believers as to what is possible when you put faith in God.
To Ponder

  • Do you let God get the glory in your life, or do you try to take it?
  • In what ways do these verses reassure you?