In my time with God this morning I read 1 Corinthians 1:26-27. And something stuck out to me: God chooses the foolish and the weak.
“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 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;”1 Corinthians 1:26-27 NKJV
By foolish and weak I mean ordinary folks like myself. No names in the world that don’t have a big persona, but have one difference: they chose themselves.
Paul says there are not many noble, mighty, or wise people that are called. There are some, but most of the called (or saved) people are people like you and me.
Further I felt the Holy Spirit reminding me that God chose to make himself low and become like you and me, in the form of Jesus. He came in the power of God as a stumbling block for the Jews, and in the wisdom of God as foolishness for the Greek. So that all men would come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved (1 Timothy 2:4).
God has chosen the foolish and weak – to put to shame the wise and mighty.
That is you! God has chosen you!
But have you chosen that calling? Have you chosen yourself?
Jesus says in Matthew 22:14 and Matthew 20:16 “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Both scriptures are in the context of salvation.
Why are only a few chosen? Because out of the many being called by God, only a few actually choose that calling. Only a few people are willing to seem foolish or weak to the world in order to be saved.
Only a few choose to be wise in God by humbling themselves in repentance and accepting Jesus as their Lord and savior AND following their calling (God-given potential) to the fullest.
You might be wise; you might be foolish. Whatever you are, you still have to choose yourself for Christ!