“No Place For Human Pride” ( 1 Corinthians 1: 26, NEB ) by Carley Evans

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“Think what sort of people you are, whom God has called,” writes Paul to the Corinthian church members. Paul reminds that most of them are not “men of wisdom, by any human standard” or “powerful or highly born.” (1 Corinthians 1:26-27) Instead, these people are “what the world counts folly” and “what the world counts weakness,” “the low and contemptible, mere nothings.” (1 Corinthians 1:27-28) Why does God choose such people for His own? Paul says, God’s purpose is “to shame what is strong, to overthrow the existing order”; and most importantly, to show once and for all “there is no place for human pride in the presence of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:27,29,30)

“If a man must boast, let him boast of the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:31)

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