When the Lord allowed Bethany and I to start this blogging journey, I told Anna that she would have the opportunity to “guest post” from time-to-time. The following was taken from Anna’s Bible Journal:
“For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; “And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.” I Corinthians 1:26-29
Verse 27 is talking about how God can use the weak to confound the mighty. Confound means to make ashamed. God isn’t just looking for rich, educated, good-looking people to work for Him. He is looking for willing, humble, separated, etc. vessels to do His work. In Judges 6, God called a man named Gideon to deliver His people from the Midianites. His reply was, “…Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” Judges 6:15 Notice he said, “I am the least”. Gideon had a humble spirit. He thought that he was too small to do such a task, but God used him and he fought a very interesting battle where God gave the victory! God used the “least” to lead an army. There are many other examples where God used the “weak” or “least”. So, don’t get discouraged and think that you can’t be used of God, because ANYONE can!!! Just have a willing and humble spirit and a life consecrated to God!!
~ Anna ~