Today’s Reading | 1 Corinthians 1
Requirements to be Used
What does it take to be someone whom God can use? How smart would you need to be? How popular do you need to be? What kind of talent would be necessary? Paul gives us the answer to those questions in today’s reading. According to Paul, it only takes being “foolish,” “weak,” “lowly,” and “despised.” I think most of us will find ourselves in at least one of those categories. You see, according to verse 29, God chooses these kinds of people so that when God uses them, they can not boast about themselves. If God used only the “great” people, then the watching world would not see the power of God. They would think the results were because of the abilities of the people involved. God desires to show His great power to the world through you. It is not your ability that determines if God can use you, but your availability He is interested in. Have you allowed Him to use you? He has “enriched you in every way,” verse five; therefore, allow Him to use you today. Do not look at your own abilities, but look at God’s capabilities to use you in the lives of others. You will be amazed at what He can do through you! Why not allow Him to start today!
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?