Who Do You Say He Is?

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 New King James Version (NKJV)

Glory Only in the Lord

26 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.”[a]

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We have all noted how Very Important Persons (VIPs) usually do not glue with spiritual truths.  If you speak with people who are full of themselves, there remains little room to put anything else in their reservoir of knowledge.  This includes most famous celebrities, Hollywood socialites, politicians and dignitaries.  Paul was a rare exception.  He was a trained rabbi and teacher who learned at the feet of Gamaliel, he was from the tribe of Benjamin, a Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin, a student from the universities in Tarsus, and a Roman citizen.  The Lord stripped Paul of all of his pride in order to use him.  

Also consider the mathematical and scientific genius Albert Einstein and the following quotation:

In a 1929 Saturday Evening Post interview, Albert Einstein said, “As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud.  I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene….  No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus.  His personality pulsates in every word.  No myth is filled with such life.”

~  Very wise words from a very wise man.

Merry Christmas!

 

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