Simply Fit for the Hand of God
A devotion on 1 Corinthians 1:27
But God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world that he might put to shame the things that are strong.
–1 Corinthians 1:27
God leads simple things to build nations, win battles, and ultimately change the world.
God has told much of His story of redemption using powerless things and powerless people: an elderly couple, a basket, a man with a speech impediment, a bush, a walking stick, a rope, a city with a bad reputation, the youngest son, a humble girl, a poor man, a dirty barn, lowly shepherds, a tiny baby, and the list goes on.
Why simple things?
Because simplicity needs a savior. The weak, the little, the humble need God. Their own might can’t wake up an aged reproductive system. Their own power can’t save an army. Their own words can’t convince a nation. They don’t have the upbringing, the money, or the experience. But all the holes in their lives are spaces for God’s mighty hand, invitations for an all-powerful God to do something amazing.
If, in life, you feel simple or powerless, then you are a great fit for the hand of God. You need Him. Invite Him into your life today. You will never be wiser or stronger than when you put yourself in His mighty hand.
Dear God, Compared to You, I am foolish and weak. Help me to simply recognize my need for Your guidance and grace. Thank You for loving me and for choosing me. I praise Your name! Amen.
In what areas of my life do I feel powerless? I will invite God to put His power where my weakness is.