1 Corinthians 1:26-30
26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. 27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 28 God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. 29 As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.
30 God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. 31 Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.”
This weekend we are kicking off a series called Dirty Laundry. We will be looking at a few of the different ways our junk or “laundry” can keep us from loving God and Loving others.
It’s a cool parallel between what Paul says about god ‘using the foolish and simple things to shame those who think they are wise’, and our using the idea of something foolish, like dirty laundry, to illustrate a very important concept.
Often times we feel that we are no better than dirty laundry and are ill equipped to do the work at hand – telling others that they matter to God. The cool thing is that we have the reassurance of scripture to tell us that “God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.” And, “God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God”
It is by his grace and his guidance that we can look ahead to a weekend like the one coming up and be confident that He will be glorified!