Saturday: 1st September, 2018
Reference text: 1 Corinthians 1:27-31
1 Corinthians 1:27 God purposely chose what the world considers nonsense in order to shame the wise, and he chose what the world considers weak in order to shame the powerful
I know that during some internal university examinations, there is an external examiner or moderator. And the reason for this is not because the university does not trust its own lecturers, but so there is an extra pair of eyes that can be classified as ‘independent and not influenced by a specific system already in place’.
Thus, in the text of today from the opening chapter of his first letter to the Corinthians; Saint Paul presents God and ‘the world’ as two distinct bodies- independent in their opinions. He makes it evident that God ‘intentionally’ made decisions and choices that would clearly leave ‘the world’ baffled and confused wondering why in spite of all that is available to Him, He went for those options.
‘To do something intentionally’ means to act after preplanning and possibly with a clear prediction of what one expects the outcome to be. In fact, the words of Paul reveal what God’s actual intentions are – ‘He makes His decision for all to know that He does not hold the same opinion as ‘the world’ and does not just agree with what the world says about his own’. Besides, who counsels God?
So my dear, what does the world say about you and do you really believe or think that God agrees with that assessment? He made his call just to prove the fact that: “even if the whole world carves their own ideas about you, He does not go with that flow”. He sees the things no one else does and based on that, He will still intentionally choose you.
Remember # God made the world, the world did not make God – therefore, listen to God, not the world.