{1 Corinthians 1:27-28; NLT}
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. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.

Jesus’s salvation is received not through strength but through the admission of weakness and need. And Jesus’s salvation was achieved not through strength but through surrender, service, sacrifice, and death. This is one of the great messages of the Bible: God chooses the weak things of the world to shame the strong, the foolish and despised things to shame the wise, even the things that are not, to bring to nothing the things that are. That’s how God does it.

Timothy Keller, Counterfeit Gods, pp. 95-96

Questions to Consider:

  • Why would God choose to use the weak, the foolish, and the despised to bring about salvation?
  • How has God used unexpected things to bring healing and hope to your life?
  • Why is it good news to know God uses the weak and the powerless?
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