It is written that God chooses those who are not well read in the world’s wisdom, or those that are in prominent positions. Those whom the world would look over and even despise and are few in number (1 Corinthians 1:26-31).
When the Israelites were on their way to the Promised Land they were not chose because there were so many of them in number, but because they obeyed God and were the fewest of all people. (Deuteronomy 7:6-11). For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face. Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
We know that John the Baptist was the forerunner before Christ and there was no greater prophet, but those who are known as the least in the kingdom of God is known as even greater than John was! (Luke 7:25-28). But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings’ courts. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
It is the poor and wise that truly make a difference in this life, who have the ability to change an area as we read of a great king that came against a little city. From this we learn it is not strength nor weapons of war, but wisdom of the wise that rules. (Ecclesiastes 9:14-18). There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.
Our Lord even taught that it was not the greatest number of people who call upon His name that He is in the midst of, but if there be only two or three He is there (Matthew 18:19,20) Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
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“Not because of righteous deeds that we had done, but because of his great mercy, he saved us.” It’s all him, and the benefit is all ours. Hallelujah.
Amen! What a Blessing to have His saving grace. Stay Strong in your walk Rick.
Jesus was merciful. We need Him more than we did a few years a good. 🙂
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