Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. – 1 Corinthians 1:26 (NIV)

Paul is reminding the Corinthian believers of their spiritual roots. He did not choose the aristocracy to change the world, but the “lower class”. The corridors of power or the influence of celebrity does not seem to be the main way that God makes His statements. Yet the Corinthians were arguing about which group was better and forgot the reality that initially changed their lives: that God does the greatest things through us when we feel the least qualified to do anything for God. The boast of heaven is not qualifications or influence, but the God who shames strength with weakness.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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