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Take Up Your Cross December 9th 2014

God can’t use men who are full of themselves; but uses the empty, depleted, and weak.

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. (1 Corinthians 1:26-29 KJV)

Life is all about God and has nothing to do with the fallibleness of natural man.  God often chooses those who are the weakest in the eyes of the world and who are considered nothing special but are highly favored and valuable in God’s important heavenly geared work.

  • God chose Moses who had a speech impediment and humble view of himself to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
  • God chose Joseph who was ridiculed and ill-treated by his own brothers to be a godly leader.
  • God chose David who sinned greatly faltering on some big occasions to be a king.
  • God chose Paul who was a rebel rouser; living in enmity to the very nature of God.
  • God chose each member of His “inner circle” of twelve disciples, each by hand, from the world into His earthly leadership; even Judas.

None of these preceding men had reason to gloat and glory in any heavenly minded accomplishments. If it were not for the grace, mercy, and power of God none of these men would have accomplished any heavenly good from their lower perch upon the world’s ladder system of success.  The only glory and honor they could revel in was in the working of Christ upon their life.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearGod often chooses those people world rejects or considers outcasts to accomplish His heavenly will and way.

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