Strength In Weakness

 Man remained blindfolded and could not see what God is capable of doing

Man remained blindfolded and could not see what God is capable of doing

From human angle, anyone that is weak is often written off as good for nothing but the Almighty God says in Isaiah 55: 8-9 (NKJV) “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor your ways are not my ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”. By the same token in Corinthian 1: 27 we read: “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty” (NKJV) The words of God are replete with examples of where HE used apparent weaklings or un-informed or un-educated people to achieve his aims and objectives in the affairs of mankind. David, in ordinary human consideration, was an obvious mismatch to Goliath’s glowing battle field records. God used the young David untested  in the art professional fighting like Goliath – a war veteran. Goliath berated the ruddy David to the extent of blasphaming the God of Israel to his detriment and complete disaster.

Think of the four lepers who out of desperation for their ruined life chose to surrender themselves to the enemies’ camp hoping to get food or be killed by those enemies that have laid siege on Samaria. God amplified their footsteps in the ears of the enemies as if armies mightier than theirs had been brought against them. In fear and trembling they abandoned their food, weapons and jewelries for dear life. By Jewish tradition in those days, lepers were banished from the community dejected, defenseless and were waiting for death to take them away. ll Kings 7 :1-end recorded the story of Elisha and the Syrians. Elisha prophesied a twenty-four hour end to a great famine in Samaria. God used four lepers to bring to an end the saga of sorrow and anguish whereas, the king’s right hand man who doubted God’s ability to do accordingly saw the plenty but was not able to partake from the food which became more than enough. He was trampled over after seeing how the prophetic windows of heaven had been opened up according to the prophet.

The King, Princes, and high-ranking officers in the kingdom failed to bring succor to Samaria but banished, abandoned, ostracized and rejected ones were used to end a terrible siege on Samaria. So also it was the Jewish house-help that alerted Naaman’s wife that a prophet was capable of healing Naaman’s leprosy. By honoring the advice of the lowly slave girl the great but leprous Naaman was healed. Therefore, neither look down on nor talk down anyone considered to be poor, meek or even homeless.

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