God Calls the Simple
The Lord chooses to use the simple, ordinary, even foolish things of the world to bring glory to His name.
“But God has selected [for His purpose] the foolish things of the world to shame the wise [revealing their ignorance], and God has selected [for His purpose] the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong [revealing their frailty].
God has selected [for His purpose] the insignificant (base) [simple] things of the world, and the things that are despised and treated with contempt, [even] the things that are nothing, so that He might reduce to nothing the things that are, so that no one may [be able to] boast in the presence of God.” ~1 Corinthians 1:27-29 AMP
The Lord can use our weakness to show His strength in and through us.
“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
Therefore, I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” ~2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NASB
Wisdom Calls to the Simple
It is simple, if we lack wisdom, we simply call out to the Lord, and He answers us.
“Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars. She cries from the highest places of the city: ‘Whoever is simple, let him turn in here! Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding.’” ~Proverbs 9:1, 3b, 4a, 6 WEB
Simple, yet challenging. If we need wisdom and understanding, we simply ask, seek, and knock.
“Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.” ~Matthew 7:7-8 WEB
The Lord is faithful to give, allow Himself to be found, and to open up wisdom’s door to us in response to our simple approach to Him. Thankfully, when we “draw near to God, He will draw near to us.” (James 4:8a NASB)
Let us respond to the Lord’s call and behold Him make the simple wise.
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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is simple.