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Devotional - week of April 24, 2016


WHEN GOD’S NOBODIES BECOME HIS SOMEBODIES

God has chosen the foolish things …the weak things … the base things … things… despised … and the things which are not … 1 Corinthians 1:27 -28

For the most part, the people of Corinth looked upon believers as an inferior people—even nobodies. Many in our day have the same attitude toward evangelical Christians.

God, though, has a plan for his nobodies to become somebodies. It is as follows:

… of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption … 1 Corinthians 1:30

When we responded to God’s call to salvation (verses 26-27), the Holy Spirit baptized us into Jesus, which includes baptism into His crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. He became our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

As we grow in experiencing our crucifixion, burial, and resurrection, we progressively become God’s somebodies. We experience Jesus as our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

God’s changes in us are not without significant results.

As divine wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption fill our lives, God is glorified. Read verse 31.

… that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.

Some are brought to their knees before God’s nobodies who became God’s somebodies.

God has chosen the foolish things … to put to shame the wise, and … the weak things … to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things …and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.  1 Corinthians 1:27-29