Week 3 Devo – WEDNESDAY

The Church is United in the Gospel

Do you sometimes feel like a “nobody?” Don’t despair, for God has chosen the lowly and weak. He doesn’t love you any less based on your shortcomings, and He couldn’t love you any more even if you were “somebody.” In His wisdom, God has chosen the weak in order to display His power, for “God’s weakness is stronger than human strength” (1 Cor. 1:25). If you are in Christ, you have all you need to hold your head up high and “boast in the Lord” (1 Cor. 1:31).

Do you think you are “cool” and a “somebody?” God shows no partiality and is not impressed with status. In fact, He delights in the humble in order to “bring to nothing what is viewed as something, so that no one may boast in his presence” (1 Cor. 1:28-29). So, Paul’s word to the lowly today is to remember that in Christ you are something, and his word to the proud is to remember that apart from Christ, you are nothing—“in order that, as it is written: Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord” (1 Cor. 1:31).

How can you be both lifted up and humbled by the gospel?