“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” – Ⅱ Timothy 2:3
(This is from Lee Duigon’s blog!)
1 Corinthians 1: 17-31 (“For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel…”) is one of those Bible passages I return to again and again: because I need it. Those verses are foundational to my whole series of Bell Mountain books.
We often feel that the whole world is a runaway train headed for a broken trestle over a bottomless pit, and there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it, the monsters have got the locomotive and we are only helpless passengers.
But here God reminds us that the strength that will be decisive is not our strength, but His. He doesn’t care if we are weak, He’ll use us anyway! Foolish things to confound the wise, weak things to confound the strong, not many noble, not many wise, things that are despised hath God chosen…and things that are not, to bring to nothing things that…
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