For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called; 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.
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
That the King of Kings and Lord of Lords should think of me, or want to save me, is a mystery!
I am not princess material by any standards.
I have been utterly and completely foolish at times and have been despised by many.
I am not mighty, but that is a good thing, because this verse says that God chooses the weak, the despised, the foolish. In our many faults, God can show His strength, His nobleness, His wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
I am one of those people, who because of my many faults, needed Jesus, and He did not disappoint me.
There is a parable Jesus tells about a wedding:
The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’
5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business.6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless.
13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
The Parable of the Two Sons (Matthew 21):
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutesdid. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
There is room at the cross for each one of us, the good and the bad.
We are saved by Jesus when we acknowledge that we are sinners, and that Christ died for us, and rose from the grave, and is interceding for us. When we are baptized, dead to sin, and made alive with Christ.
These parables that Jesus told have a lot of meaning. Our wedding clothes are Christ. When we are clothed with Him, God sees us as being worthy, not from anything we’ve done, but by Who we have clothed ourselves with.
Thank You so much, dear God, for seeing Jesus in me. I am not worthy, except for Christ being in me, making me white as snow, though my sins were as scarlet. Thank You Jesus! Please display Your wisdom, Your righteousness, sanctification, strength, and redemption in me. Amen.