God chooses those who are weak from the world’s standpoint, those who are not in a position to save themselves but have to rely on God. God purposely chooses the foolish in the world so that He might put to shame those that are wise of the world.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 “For behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong; 28 and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, yea and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are: 29 that no flesh should glory before God.”
God chooses the weak or small many times. So why does God choose the small? He can prove His power by using people the world considers weak. When He uses them everyone takes notice as this is something that cannot be done by man.
Take a look at this scripture here in Joshua 10:12-13, “Then spake Joshua to Jehovah in the day when Jehovah delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel; and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; And thou, Moon, in the valley of Aijalon. 13, “And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, Until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.”
A whole day, can you imagine? The sun and the moon frozen in relationship to the earth a whole day! The Almighty God had to stop the whole solar system to do that. His power is beyond anything we can imagine. He can do whatever He needs to do to save His people as He did there. This is obviously a sign of God’s omnipotence to do anything to save His people from their enemies.
2 Chr. 20:17 says, “Ye shall not need to fight in this battle : set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of Jehovah with you, O Judah and Jerusalem; fear not, nor be dismayed: to-morrow go out against them: for Jehovah is with you.”
Join brother David Eells as he takes you through scriptures in the last of this 9 part series, “Having Faith Against the Odds”, and shows you why God chooses the small things and how He does whatever it takes to save His people.
HAVING FAITH AGAINST THE ODDS, PART:9
Are the odds against you? That’s good. Because that’s when we will see the power of the Lord.
As we’ve been discovering in our series, from a worldly point of view, if the odds seem to be against you then that is in your favor in the kingdom of God.
Because God’s power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
We’re constantly put in positions of weakness by God so that He can be our only Savior and so that we would turn our faith totally upon him and not in anything of this world.
Jeremiah 17:5 “Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah.”
The righteous shall live from faith. Hebrews 10:38 “But my righteous one shall live by faith: And if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.”
Over and over in the scriptures we find the Lord putting His people in these situations. In our natural life when we see what appears to be, “the odds against us” we begin to lose faith and yet we’re seeing from scripture this is when God does the miracles for us. So He wants to be your provider in all things!
Join brother David Eells as he takes you through scripture in this 9 part series, “Having Faith Against the Odds” to show you how to have faith in spite of the odds coming against you.
Watch Part:1 https://youtu.be/NO4JhQ_NxqU