Using the foolish things of this world to confound the wise - Pastor Kalu Oji

Using the foolish things of this world to confound the wise - Pastor Kalu Oji

Using the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. Have we stepped out of the boundaries of God’s call upon our lives as believing born again children of His?

Many times in life we as humans appear to make the mistake of writing off those we falsely assume will never have anything to contribute in life due to their current life situations. This is the greatest mistake and falsehood which Satan the devil has been peddling for so long and many appear to have wrongly bought this his philosophy. On the contrary, the LORD our God has a different take on this. Now watch this:

"For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 1:26-31, NKJV).

If for any reason someone else out there on the streets who know next to nothing about God's word falls into such an error, it is okay. If on the other hand, we who claim to be born again believing children of God fall into the error of assuming that for some reason or the other, we are now high and lifted up, and are now greater than any other believing born again child of God due to some title or the other in God's vineyard, or one revelation or the other, or even some form of close tie to the powers that be in the "church or ministry," we lie and have fallen short of God's glory. This means that we know absolutely nothing about God and His word. Again watch this:

"For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, 24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it" 1 Corinthians 12:12-26, NKJV).

..."But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another."

In other words, every one of us as members of the body of Christ are equal, the same and are entitled to the same level of treatment, care, privilege, or right under the LORD our God, no exception. The moment any of us starts to arrogate to themselves a different or higher level of care and treatment, he or she has now stepped outside the confines of the foolish things of this world and has arrogated to themselves the class of the wise who God uses the foolish things of this world to confound.

Heavenly Father we give You thanks for Your word today. We bless You dear LORD Holy Spirit for taking that which belongs to the LORD our God and revealing them to us today. We thank You dear LORD for making it very clear to us that we need immediate repentance concerning our wrong doing and misinterpretation of Your word and expectation of us all these while. We therefore humble ourselves right away, confessing our sins and ask for forgiveness today dear LORD according to Your word in 2 Chronicles 7:14, NKJV. Please dear Abba, hear us and heal not only us but also our land from today moving forward in the name of Jesus, Amen. Open wide our eyes and hearts thereby helping us to see clearly and understand fully Your purpose for calling us and from where You have picked us up from and Your expectation of us O LORD our God in the name of Jesus, Amen. Thank You heavenly Father for answering our prayer in the name of Jesus, Amen.