Not feeling like there is anything good in you… not ever adding up?
Did you know God always chose the weak, poor, and despised in the bible?
He chose Abraham who lied and even slept with his wife’s maid to get a son for himself instead of waiting on God for Isaac. He chose Isaac who also lied. He chose Jacob who was very stubborn and hardheaded even to the point he literally fought with God (Gen 32). He chose David who was weak and fell into lust and even killed a man just to have his wife. He chose Peter who denied him 3 times after he died and who was always getting into trouble. Even Paul killed and maimed Christians prior to God calling him. My point is, is that God always chooses for Himself the people that are not much in themselves – its because He can show people Christ thru them. He can take some messed up person and show the world “You know this person is no good, they have many flaws, but look what I can do with them.” Look at the people God could have chose and didn’t. When the Israelites begged God for a king… He gave them Saul (out of his anger it says). Saul was perfect in the worlds eyes – everybody loved him it says:
1Sa 9:2 And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
But God didnt want anything to do with this “goodly” man and the bible said he removed his anointing from him because he didn;t listen to God. instead he chose David.
In 1 Samuel 16 when Samuel went to annoint David it says that he first looked at all his brothers. He looked at his brother Eliab and said “This is got to be God’s annointed” I’m sure he was strong, tall, and handsome and Samuel thought “This has got to be who God wants!” But what was Gods reply?
1Sa 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
So when he had seen all his brothers, he said these arent who God wants, whos left? And Jesse was like all thats left is my weedy youngest son, just a little boy. But thats who God chose. And thru this weedy, young wimp God defeated Goliath and made him king and defeated many nations until David became great because of who God is.
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Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 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; 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: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
(1 Corinthians 1:25-31)
God chooses men that are nothing in themselves (not smart, not sinless, not rich) that he might be those things to them. That he might be their wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.
(2 Corinthians 12:9-11)
Anywho, hope that made sense…