Boast In The Lord [1 Corinthians 1]

27but 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, 28and 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, 29so that no man may boast before God.30But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 31so that, just as it is written, "LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD."

Every morning I wake up thinking the world is all about me looking and acting like I know what is going on. I have this automatic drive each day to be competent and capable. Then, as I read God's Word and pray, I am reminded it is not about me, but about Jesus and His sacrifice for me because I don't know what is going on and I am not competent and capable no matter how much I want to be or how hard I try. Once again, I can choose to relax in the Lord and surrender my foolish wisdom and weakness for His true wisdom and strength. He is my wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption today. By God's grace I boast in the Lord because Jesus died for me and chose me in my weakness and foolishness!

We praise You that You alone are wise and strong and You made a way for Your wisdom and strength to be available to us through Jesus. Cause us to daily be in the Word and in prayer willing to surrender our weakness and foolishness for Your strength and wisdom.

Beth Warlick, 5/29/2009