Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Tuesday, September 6, 2022



Text: “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 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 1:26-29.

Comment: God is willing to use anyone who is willing to work and, by virtue of his faith, will use him to do great things. In the Book of Job it is written that God, “accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.” (Job 34:19) God calls those the world regards as poor and ignorant, gives them His spirit to understand His truth and to dispense it, and over time, trains them to understand His way and carry out His will. Spiritual maturity does not come in a day; it is nurtured over time.  Moses was tending sheep in the land of Midian for 40 years before he was called to lead the Jews from bondage.  The years of experience as a shepherd came in handy in the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. It would have been more difficult for him to do that duty if he had remained as a prince in the palace of Pharaoh. (Acts 7:30-35) Those going into businesses should have practical knowledge of what is involved and seek the help of God in going into it. One should have the patience, and skill, to, objectively assess the potentials for success of those to be recruited in an organization, stressing more on what they could really do and playing down claims individuals make about themselves. See 1 Corinthians 8:2.