God’s Strange Plan

God’s Strange Plan

In school did you ever have those times that you played ball, played in the band and captains had to choose up sides? Each captain would take turns choosing a player for their side and who was picked first? The captains chose the strongest and most skilled ball players first. When you got down to the end of the process there were the weakest kids and the slowest kids and the nerdy types wearing glasses and pocket protectors. The strongest and fastest and most skilled were chosen first, and the weakest and slowest and least skilled were not really chosen at all, but you had to put up with them.

The apostle Paul writes about a similar occurrence in

1 Corinthians 1:26 Brothers, consider your calling: Not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth. 27 Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. 28 God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world—what is viewed as nothing—to bring to nothing what is viewed as something, 29 so that no one can boast in His presence. 30 But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us—our righteousness, sanctification, and •redemption, 31 in order that, as it is written: The one who boasts must boast in the Lord.

It is not that God has some preference for the foolish, the weak, the lowly, the despised—the real “nobodies.” It is not that God was forced to resort to foolish, the weak, the lowly, the despised—the real “nobodies.” No, that is not it at all …. but God chose to love the world through these. 
 
This makes God’s plan the strangest one in the world. God is depicted as the captain who chooses all the seemingly weakest players, as it were.

· God chose, not the wise, but the foolish.
· God chose, not the strong, but the weak.
· God chose, not the prestigious, but the lowly.
· God chose, not the beloved, but the despised.
· God chose, not the “somebodies,” but the “nobodies.”


You’ve got to admit this is a really strange plan. What was God thinking?
Why choose such a group through which to further the things of God?

• Take some time to reread the passage of scripture and then write your prayers, your thoughts, you feelings to God.

Be the church & be a signal of His wisdom to a world which ways seem right to them.

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