Daily Devotional
Why did God Choose Weak, Foolish Things?


But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in His presence. 1 Corinthians 1:27-29


What wisdom is there in dying on a cross? The Greeks couldn’t understand it, and yet that is the wisdom of God. 

God is so wise that the person with the highest IQ cannot figure Him out. If you could come to God with your intellect, then God is not fair, because all of the smart people would have a head start, and the rest of us would be left standing in the shadows. Your spirituality would be based upon your intellect.

Someone once said, “The Bible is like a pool. Shallow enough that a little child can come and get a drink of water without fear of drowning and so deep scholars can swim in it and never touch bottom.”

I’m so glad God “hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes” (Matthew 11:25). God has made salvation through faith in Christ Jesus so simple, even a little child can understand it.


It’s not that God is so high that few can figure Him out; it is that God has placed Himself at such a level that few of us will get down low enough to see God revealing Himself to us.


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