Posts Tagged ‘God Chooses the Weak’

Childlike Heart

December 28, 2015

Matthew 19:14 NET … But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

From NetBible Mt 19:14

  • * Children are a picture of those whose simple trust illustrates what faith is all about.
  • * Little children have a trusting spirit, as well as willingness to be dependent and receive from others{especially their Father} –Mt 18:3

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Matthew 11:25-26 NET … At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will{well pleasing in Your sight}.

From NetBible Mt 11:25

  • * The title Lord is an important name for God, showing his sovereignty, but it is interesting that it comes next to a reference to the Father, a term indicative of God’s care.

From NetBible Mt 11:26

  • *  for this was your gracious will = was well-pleasing before You

Come to Jesus with a childlike heart
Trusting and relying only on Him
Be willing and expect to receive
=> Then you will see and know things of His kingdom!

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Reliance Upon the Spirit

March 6, 2015

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 NASB
Paul’s Reliance upon the Spirit

1 And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, 4 and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

Rely upon the Lord Jesus Christ
On His wisdom
On His strength
On His power
==> that faith rests not on the wisdom of men
==> but on the power of God in the demonstration of His Spirit!

 

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1 Corinthians 4:20 NASB
20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.

Related:
God Chooses the Weak{blog}
Reliance Upon the Spirit{prayer}

God Chooses the Weak

April 9, 2014

From 365 Promises

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1 Corinthians 1:27-31 AMP
27 [No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.
28 And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,
29 So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.
30 But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].
31 So then, as it is written, Let him who boasts and proudly rejoices and glories, boast and proudly rejoice and glory in the Lord.

Let him who boasts- boast in the Lord!
He chooses the weak to confound the world.

Jeremiah 9:24 AMP
24 But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord.

Related:
Reliance Upon the Spirit[blog]