Not Many Mighty

It would be pleasing to look back over your life and say, “In holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God,” have I conducted myself in the world. (2 Corinthians 1:12)

We are instructed to keep track of our accomplishments so that we might include them in a resume or curriculum vitae for vocational or professional advancement. It reads like, I did this, and then I did that. Am I not magnificent!

How much better to look back and to freely admit, here by the grace of God do I stand! What was done was orchestrated by the Lord. I cannot claim credit. If it were not for his sovereign hand, I would have gone in a completely different direction.

I cannot say it any better than this.

For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 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, 28 and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, 29 so that no man may boast before God. 30 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 31 so that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:26–31

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for nearly 45 years and counting.
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