“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty (I Corinthians 1:27).” You see, this is God’s plan. It’s not something that the great thinkers, the rich or the powerful can understand. After all, they’re the movers and shakers in society. There are a few, sad to say only a few, who are confused enough about what is going on that they want to understand it. These few are also saved and called to serve.
“And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not to bring to nought things that are (I Corinthians 1:28).” It’s a little wordplay on contrasts. God has chosen the people who are considered lowly and despised by the well-to-do of this world to serve. Why? To bring the things that are really low and despicable in this world to nothing.
“That no flesh should glory in his presence (I Corinthians 1:29).” That no one, of any class or reputation, shall be able to glory in himself before God. God’s plan and God’s grace saves us. Nothing else.
“But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption (I Corinthians 1:30).” Only God is the author of our spiritual life. No status in this world accomplishes it. It’s only because of God’s mercy that we are established in Christ Jesus. It’s only through Jesus we receive wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption
“That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord (I Corinthians 1:31).” If you’re going to brag, brag about how God has saved you. Amen and hallelujah.