The Works Of God Manifest In The Weak

John 9:1-3
As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

It has always been God’s incomparable grace to use the weak to shame the strong to display His works.

God used a less than honorable family to head up His chosen people. Isaac loved Esau because of his appetite for Esau’s venison. Rebekah indulged in Jacob ruining him to be cunning and mean. Esau despised the spiritual. Such was the family that God used for God is patient and will finish the work He has begun.

The Messiah, God’s Beloved Son, came and born in a manger to a lowly family. Shepherds and not nobles greeted His birth. His ministry of three years, apart from the initial miracles, would be considered worse than mediocre according to worldly standards in Christendom today.

How wrong is Christendom today to look for the display of God’s works through impressive numbers, assets, glamour, pomp and concert-like worship programmes indistinguishable from pop idol worship which is surely not His will.

It pleases God to use the faithful weak and not the insolent aristocracy to display His works so that none can boast in His presence. 1 Cor 1:26-29.

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