“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;” – 1 Cor 1:26-27
Ministry is not the privilege of the richest, smartest, most educated, and mightiest men.
God has called a bunch of poor, weak, ignoble, despised, ugly, slow talkers to be his ambassadors. Yet, they can confound the wise if their confidence is in the power of God which is the gospel (1 Cor 1:18).
Social status, wisdom of the world, nobilty, are not what is necessary to minister the gospel.
What is needed is to preach the cross as a faithful steward of the mysteries of God (1 Cor 2:2, 4:1-2).
We don’t need better orators, storytellers, or people giving more of their money.
We need people giving themselves to the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery.
The world calls the men who answer this call foolish and weak. The Bible calls them faithful men (2 Tim 2:2).
Wanted: Men willing to stand for sound doctrine in the face of greater numbers of richer, better looking, stronger, more educated, religious authorities that claim to speak for God.
Can you handle it?
For His glory,
Justin “steward” Johnson