Monday Manna "Foolishness"

The purpose of Monday Manna is to get together and get to know Christ more through His Word.

On the first and third Mondays of each month, anyone who wants to participate can post their thoughts on a specific verse. It doesn't have to be long -- just a few thoughts, a picture you feel helps express it, a poem, a short story, a devotional. Just post it on your blog on Mondayish (early OR late is fine, by the way!), then come back here and link up in the Linky Tools gadget that will be at the bottom of Joanne's post.

Today's Scripture for Monday Manna,
hosted by Joanne Sher at An Open Book is -

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD.
"As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts."
(Isaiah 55:8-9)

These verses remind me of another passage in the New Testament:

"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." (I Corinthians 1:27,28)

God does not contain himself to work in ways that think to be "reasonable." His wisdom so beyond ours; He sees the beginning from the end. Who are we to say what is the right way of doing things? Who are we to say some person is greater than another? God knows the heart of each man.

We know that God's Spirit lives within those who have accepted His wondrous gift of eternal life. Even as poor and wretched as we are, we have "the mind of Christ." (I Corinthians 2:16) He can use the lowliest person to discern the deepest things.

A person's status in life should not affect our view of a person's value--nationality, age, education, habitation, or even cleanliness. We should not despise any one of His children, for they are our brother or sister in Christ. God can speak His wisdom through any of His children.

Do we see Christ in others? Do we love them with "brotherly love?"


Joanne Sher said...

Excellent reminder, Vonnie. Thanks for participating, hon.

Wanda said...

So glad he uses the unconventional person; otherwise, there be no hope for me.


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