1 Corinthians 1

1 Corinthians 1. boasting

1 Corinthians 1:1-31


OVERVIEWGod chose the foolish and lowly so that no one could boast of their accomplishments. We are to boast in the Lord.

BIG IDEAIf you want to boast, boast about who God is and what he’s doing.

KEY VERSE1 Corinthians 1:31 (Paul to the Corinthians)
Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.”

Fools live according to their standards and in their power. But the wise humble themselves and seek me. My words and instructions are laughable to the world and to those who boast in their exploits — those who talk endlessly of their achievements. Worldly wisdom has its place, but it fails to give the world hope or power. My words are wiser than human wisdom and my power stronger than human strength. If you want to live a life of impact for eternity, turn to me and follow me. Seek me and listen.

I’m not looking for the best leaders in the world. I’m seeking the best followers. You don’t need a particular degree or a minimum IQ to follow me. You don’t need a refined skill set or an exemplary vocabulary. You don’t need money or a certain look or type of personality. Don’t worry about what others have said about you or how they label you. There’s no need to talk about your failures or addictions. I’m inviting you—at this moment—to follow me. I want to give you my wisdom and my power to accomplish more than you could ever imagine. Follow me today.

Before spending time today, problem-solving or brainstorming or strategizing, invest time in prayer and silence. Call on God for his wisdom and direction.