I loved being foolish and weak

"For consider your calling brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh not many mighty, not many noble. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong. And the base (lowly) things of the world and the despised God has chosen the things that are not, so that he may nullify the things that are" 1 corinthians 1:27-28

This is kinda going on the idea of the last one. The reason I bolded those few words up there is because as I read them my hand shoots up in the air, admitting that I am all these things. I am foolish, I am weak, I am lowly, despised.


We often beat ourselves up because we are so sinful, and we do not deserve the love of God, and the sacrifice he has given us. All this is truth, BUT, what this verse tells us is that is exactly why God chose us. Not that we would preach Christ out of human wisdom with huge words, but with humble words knowing that only by the Grace of God we were chosen "so that no man may boast before God." 1 corinthians 1:30.

How encouraging is it to know that God knows we aren't perfect, we are a fallen species ONLY, and i mean ONLY through Christ can we approach God. Even Paul admits in Phillipians 3:12 when he says "Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of b Christ Jesus." Even Paul, who I like to say is THE MAN, had his faults. He was not perfect, he was not to the point that God wanted him to be but he strained for that goal with every fiber in his body. He falls down, gets back up and starts going again.

Remember next time you sin (which will probably be within the next 5 minutes, and I am being generous) Jesus Christ died on the cross knowing that you would sin in the past, present and future. Knowing that he still sacrifice himself and went through a horrible death because he loved you that much. So I guess what I am trying to say is when you mess up don't let it get you down. When you do it simply talk to God, and let him know what your feeling, your frustration with your sin, ask for forgiveness and let it be in the past. You are already forgiven.

Bryce Cooley
I've been doing some form of ministry since 2000. For 13 years I was involved in the youth ministry at Cordova Neighborhood Church as everything from youth intern to youth pastor. God has led me and my lovely wife Bethany to Church of the Foothills where I currently reside as the Digital Publishing Coordinator. I'm excited to see where God leads my wife and I.