Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thought of the Day: The Calling of God

My goodness and achievements don't qualify me for God's service, therefore neither can my sins, shortcomings, and failures disqualify me.

I am qualified to serve God only because of Jesus; and only because of Jesus am I not disqualified.

I Corinthians 1:26-31 - "Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31Therefore, as it is written: 'Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.'"

Romans 11:29 - "For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance."

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