Devotion for Saturday, November 16, 2019

“For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise
according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the
foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak
things of the world to shame the things which are strong,” (1 Corinthians

You have been called by God to
come into His presence and dwell with Him. 
The calling is by grace, for no one has earned the right to stand before
the Lord.  The world thinks in terms of
merit, but grace is a gift God gives. 
The Lord knows this world is in rebellion and has answered that
rebellion with an invitation that calls you by grace to come dwell with Him

Lord, the world does resist Your offer of grace.  They do call it foolish, but You have shown that
You chose to do this to exhibit Your superior wisdom.  Help me to move beyond such things that I may
now and always look to You for strength and wisdom.  Let me not be hindered by the names the world
gives to Your faithful ones, but trust in Your Word alone which abides
forever.  Lead me ever deeper into Your

Lord Jesus, You have come to lead
the way.  You demonstrated humility,
meekness, and kindness to us all.  Help
me to follow Your example and be bold in this faith You have given me.  Guide me according to the Father’s will that
I may humbly walk with You.  No matter
what those around me say, help me to live into the hope You give in the promise
of grace and mercy.  Amen.