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You are called by God

Updated on January 10, 2011

Overcome

Thomas H Czech
January 10, 2011

1 Corinthians 1:26-29
New King James Version
  

(26) For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. (27) 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; (28) 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, (29) that no flesh should glory in His presence.

What are we being told? What does this say to us and others?
First and foremost, we know that we are called by God. Many however, turn away from their calling and from God, thus they are not hearing their calling—and they won’t unless they repent and turn back to God , because if you live in sin and do not acknowledge, God then how can you live for God. We can not live in both-- this world and God’s word. We can not live in this world doing the things of this world and at the same time live in God’s word.  Read Revelation 3:16
When we read that God has chosen the foolish and the weak; we know that He does not call us foolish or weak, but that the world considers us foolish and weak for being followers of God and His Son Jesus Christ. I have heard people say that believing in Jesus is a crutch for the weak and the foolish, and that He is make-believe.
However, we also know that our strength and our wisdom comes from God. Those in the world do things in their own power and believe that they are wise and strong, they glorify themselves.
The followers of Christ will put to shame those who are in this world and believe they are mighty and also believe that things of this world are mighty. What does this mean? Simple, we have been given the power to trample on snakes and scorpions (Luke 10:19) and also Jesus tells us that greater things than these (he has done) will we do. (Jon 14:12). Because we are followers of Christ, because we accept Him as our Lord and Saviour we have been given all authority to overcome the things of this world. Therefore putting to shame the things of this world. By doing these things, Glory will be brought to God and not to man, because those who are living according to the world and who were glorifying themselves will see that God is real and that He has given the ones that were considered to be nothing the ability to overcome all things.
Jesus is real, He is the only way to eternal salvation, and through Him we can live a full life. Accept Him as your personal Lord and Saviour so that you can live for eternity with Him.

©Thomas H Czech, 2011

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