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: That no  flesh should glory in his presence.             1Corinthians 1:27-29 

 

Only a blast of ram’s horn and a shout—and God made the walls of proud Jericho to crumble to their foundations, and the key of all Canaan was in the hand of Israel! (Joshua 6)

Only two women—one Deborah, inspired courage in the fainting hearts of Israel’s men–the other, Jael, with a hammer and nail laid Israel’s master low; thus the end came to twenty years of mighty oppression! (Judges 4 and 5)

Only an ox goad—but with it six hundred Philistines were slain, and Israel delivered by Shamgar’s God! (Judges 3:31)

Only the jawbone of an ass—yet heaps of Philistines fell before it, because God strengthened the arm that wielded it! (Judges 15)

Only a sling and a stone sent with unerring precision and directed by Almighty God—and that day Israel’s mighty men were put to shame:  the giant Philistine was slain, and God’s honor was vindicated! (I Samuel 17)

Only a few ignorant, yet wholehearted and consecrated men and women; but by the power of God they were to put men in possession of the Eternal Salvation which would transform its possessors into the likeness of the Son Himself,, and ultimately land them in Eternal Glory!

 1.       I am only an earthen vessel
That Jesus may use as He will,
Whether much I may do in His vineyard,
Or small be the place that I fill.

o    Refrain:
I am only an earthen vessel,
But Jesus has pleasure in me;
While I gladly submit to His purpose,
A vessel to honor I’ll be.

2.       I am only an earthen vessel,
But cleansed by the Master’s dear hand;
He hath placed me just where He would have me,
And ready for service I stand.

3.       I am only an earthen vessel,
All excellence is of the Lord;
For alone I am worthless and empty,
And nothing of profit afford.

4.       I am only an earthen vessel,
The graces within are not mine,
For the love and the power and glory
Belong to the Savior divine.  Charles W. Naylor

 

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