Glory Only in the Lord

For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.” — 1 Corinthians 1:26-31.

Not many mighty or noble people are called. Rather, those who come in their foolishness, weakness and shame, bringing nothing in which they can glory, are saved by Christ, who becomes for them God’s wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. Thus their salvation promotes a glorification of God who has saved them, rather than pride in their own efforts, which they know could never save them. [The Bible Panorama.]

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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