God Uses the Least Likely
Moses at the burning bush seemed least likely to be one of the greatest Old Testament characters. The same could be said for the other outstanding characters in the Bible.
1 Cor 1:26-29
God continually uses the least likely.
Last week John talked about the fact that God doesn’t judge on outward appearance. And we might add university degrees, wealth, social standing and a myriad of other ways we humans’ judge. This week Rebecca will look at Moses. The Moses at the burning bush seemed least likely to be one of the greatest Old Testament characters. The same could be said for the other outstanding characters in the Bible.
God continually uses the least likely. We sanitise the story of Samson in Sunday School lessons but in reality, he was a guy who all but mucked up his God given call. He was self-centred, chased the wrong women (don’t blame Delilah, Samson could have said no), and generally ignored his Nazarite vows except for the hair. Only in his final act do we see him call out to God.
1 Cor 1:26 'Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not— to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.'
In these short few verses it says that God uses weak fools. If you could hear what I call myself in my head, you would know I see myself in such terms more often than not. God looking for a weak fool to do his work? Ok, that’s something I can put my hand up for. Use me Lord, and all glory goes to you.