Wednesday, July 02, 2008

God Chooses the Nobodies

“God delights to prick all the pretensions of this rebellious world. Where proud men and women parade their mighty intellects, God chooses the simple; where wealthy people assess each other on the basis of respective holdings, God chooses the poor; where self-centered leaders lust for power, God chooses the nobodies. All “the things that are”- that is, the things that appear to have substance and are highly promoted in this fallen world-are “nullified”. They are written off as having no eternal significance, since God does not attach his salvation to any of them. In fact, he goes out of his way to overturn their presumption: God chooses the nobodies.” D.A. Carson, The Cross and Christian Ministry

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