Stand beside Jesus to know ‘yourself’

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:27-29‬ ‭27“but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, 29 so that no man may boast before God.”

Sometimes in life we get a feeling that ‘I’m something good!’ We think there must be some quality in us that God saw to chose us to be His children. 
But looking around us, there are many ‘elite and learnt’ class people. There are many ‘intellectuals’ and ‘philosophers’ around us but God chose simple people like us. And we know we do not belong to the above categories and if at all, if anyone considers us ‘smart’ or ‘intelligent’, it is only by the grace of God. But it is interesting to note that God chose simple people like us and we have nothing to be proud in God’s choice of us. The word of God says, ‘so that no man may boast before God’.
The more we become close to God and plunge into His grace, we become more aware of our weaknesses and ‘black spots’. 
Consider this example, where we are wearing a white dress which is not that ‘bright white’ and it has some stains on it. But when we are with people who are wearing dark clothes or while we are standing in darkness (night or dim-light), our ‘off-whiteness’ does not matter and we still look white to us and those around us. But the moment we step closer to someone in a very bright-white dress, our ‘off-whiteness’ and stains becomes crystal clear. 
The same is the case with our Christian life. When we claiming to be Christian spends majority of our time with the world and live as we like, we are not aware of our ‘off-whiteness’ and we think we are ‘white’. But the moment we step closer to Jesus and stand beside him, we become more aware of our ‘stains’ and ‘off-whiteness’.
But the most amazing thing is he never accuses us when we confess and cry before Him. He don’t get angry with us for getting stained and turn away His face from us. He remains with us, loves and consoles us to the point of washing our stains and making us bright again. That is the amazing and beautiful love of Jesus Christ, the same love that he showed on the cross for each one of us.
We have a God who knew all our weaknesses and ‘black spots’ and yet loves us immensely and nothing can measure His love for us. God chose simple people like us without much abilities and made us able for Him. Let us not forget that fact when we drain all our abilities for the world and its ‘work’. We are often so much composed in the activities of world that we forget our calling and relationship with God.
May God remind us to be close to His love and rest on Him alone….and let us not boast other than in things pertaining to God! (Romans 15:6)
God bless you…

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