Provided by Martin Bragg
Read: Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, Luke 5:27-28, John 5:38
Jesus never chose an apostle from among the religious system. Every
one of his twelve disciples were men that He chose from the secular
world. It wasn’t because God didn’t have faith in those who were
religious. It’s just that most of those who were part of the religious
system didn’t have any faith in God.
One of the most common mistakes religious people make is to put faith
in themselves. They think God will use them because of their great
holiness or special abilities.
Paul said, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to
confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to
confound the things which are mighty; 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” (1 Corinthians 1:27-28).
People who recognize their own inabilities are of necessity more
dependent on God. That is the way God wants it. The Lord is constantly
searching for someone who recognizes they are nothing so He can do
something through them (2 Chronicles 16:9).
Instead of thinking of your responsibilities, just respond to His
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