Nothing to Brag About

“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

“Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.” Psalm 138:6

Many in this world feel they are too wise to need God.

Many believe they are too dignified.

Many think they are too strong.

Many think they are too respectable.

But the Bible tells us that for the most part God hath chosen the foolish and the weak and the base of this world. When you look around at those He has called you will not find many wise men {after the flesh}. You will not find many mighty or many noble.

Many are proud of their worldly wisdom yet “Knowledge puffeth up”

Leonard Ravenhill said of modern-day preaching “we have men with degrees but no heat”

Education {religious or secular}can become a curse if it fills a person with pride.

Many are proud of their good looks or their physical strength.

But good looks and physical strength are vanity.

From what I’ve seen {if we live long enough} we will go out of this world just about like we came into it.

Many are proud of their family name or their wealth or their standing in the community. But the Bible says, “Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate” {Romans 12:16}

When Jesus walked on this earth “the common people heard him gladly.”

We have nothing to boast about…nothing to be proud of.

To be proud is madness.

“…verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity.”

If we are saved, we each one must confess, “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” {Psalm 40:2}

He has done it this way so that “no flesh should glory in His presence.”

Bother Shawn

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One Response to Nothing to Brag About

  1. Sobering thoughts to ponder, Shawn, indeed. Thanks!

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