June 22, 2021 CAC Living Water Devotional : Topic – THE LEAST THAT RULE THE BEST
LIVING WATERCAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
THE LEAST THAT RULE THE BEST
Read: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
1 Corinthians 1:26-31 For [simply] consider your own call, brethren; not many [of you were considered to be] wise according to human estimates and standards, not many influential and powerful, not many of high and noble birth.
[No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.
And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,
So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.
But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].
So then, as it is written, Let him who boasts and proudly rejoices and glories, boast and proudly rejoice and glory in the Lord.
Gideon said to Him, Oh Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Behold, my clan is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.
The least that rule the best is ironical. It is illogical to human understanding. The least are not expected to rule the best. Like a saying – “one with God is a majority”. The least in God’s hand is better than any best. It is explicitly written in the scripture that “but LORD, Gideon replied, how can I rescue Isreal? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family”
For your least to rule the best, you need the backing and support of God. The Lord said to Gideon, I will be with you and you will destroy the Midianites as if you are fighting against one man. God made him a “superman”. He can do same with you. Position yourself for it. What a great boost, encouragement and confidence to a jittering man. God guaranteed and gave him strength for battle. When God is in the picture, weakness and limitation become irrelevant. They are not factors to be considered but God. Try and see beyond yourself but God in the situation (Judges 6:15,16).
Some people are termed the best because of certain circumstances while others are seen to be less important due to the same reason. Circumstance do not define person, but your responses and ability (on God)to excel during such period defines your personality. Over the years, many who are termed the less important have proved to be the best.
Saul’s lineage was the least in Israel, yet God chose him above others. Jephthah, a bastard, master became the family head. It gladdens to know that your generation awaits your manifestation. You have the potential to rule your generation. Let God into your life and experience His limitlessness.
1. Father, pleases turn my weaknesses into strength, so that I will influence my generation positively.
2. Let Your favour come upon me O Lord, so that I will be relevant in every of my endeavour on earth.
3. God, rid off everyone in the position of authority in our nation that refuses to fulfil Your purpose in the position they occupy.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 1 Chronicles 23:3 – 25:2, Acts 1:6 – 2:1