Boasting in the Lord
Boasting in the Lord
But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise… so that, as it is written,”Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 1:27a, 31 (NIV)
Lord God, I praise you that you are in control, no matter the circumstances. Thank you that we can trust your ways. Be with our new president and the rest of our country’s leaders as they make decisions that will impact our future. Help each of us to be a voice for unity and peace.
But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of himyou are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
God does not operate by what makes sense to our human brain. Hallelujah! This is great news when we are concerned by what we see. If we are confused or uncertain about our nation’s future, let’s boast in God. He is in control of all things and he knows what he is doing.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
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