The Weak Will Shame the Wise
How amazing when we read a report of a priceless treasure being bought at a garage sale for a pittance only to discover later that the “find” was extremely valuable! The owner has a momentary sense of shock followed by great happiness at the news.
So it is in the spiritual realm. In and of ourselves, we see only our weaknesses, flaws, and failures. But when we are redeemed and set free by Jesus from our past and from our guilt, we are priceless possessions of our LORD GOD to be used as trophies of His grace.
We have to come to the realization that life is much more than brokenness. According to God’s word, we are vessels of honor which contain the power and glory of the Christ. I, too, have had a problem with such thinking throughout the years. How can I, be fractured and imperfect, and still be used as a vessel of honor for God?
But then I recall all of the biblical characters that were flawed and sinful. One such example was King David. Truly he was a vessel of honor. He was a man after God’s own heart. He embodied the tenacity and fortitude to lift honorable praise and adoration to his fortress and shelter, the Lord God. But yet I can also recall that even David had his failures and his times of disgrace. He was known for his immorality in the forms of adultery, conspiracy, murder, and concealment of the facts. Even so, God still used David for his glory and honor by allowing him to pen such beautiful words as the Psalms. Beyond that, after seeking forgiveness and repenting openly, God permitted him to continue as Israel’s greatest leader of all times.
“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.” (1 Cor.1:27-29).
Yes God has always used worn, broken clay vessels for his honor and glory and still does. God has not changed, he still takes what we given him, our imperfections and flaws and remakes us into useful earthen pots that contain the precious gospel on the Christ. He then grants you and me the tenacity and fortitude to lift honorable praise and adoration to his fortress and shelter, God. He has given to us the call to take His salvation and deliverance to those bound in the chains of sinfulness through the use of the Gospel message entrusted to us. In His fullest of intentions, God also wants you and me to be great messengers of the faith, telling all those about us of the justifying acts of God through his own Son, Jesus, the Christ. He has privileged us with the ability to become evangelists beginning in our own homes, families and neighborhoods, sharing the Good News that Jesus is alive and well and that he still wants to be their friend, no matter where we may have come from or what kind of life we have lived.
Remember, God is still using our foolish lives to discredit those who are pretentious and haughty. He has selected those who think of themselves ineffectual and inadequate to amaze those who believe they are immovable and invincible. He elects to use those the world often classifies as infamous and unlovable. (Copied).