1 Cor. 1:23 “But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness.”
To preach that we have been saved by grace and no works of ours can save us is a stumblingblock and a rock of offense for many. This is because we always have our list of “great things” which we have done to ‘help’ in our salvation. We love to be highly regarded. We love to think that we have something great to offer God and that He should count His self lucky that He’s got us! It seems that pride is never too far below the surface.
I read something recently however that was really cool. It was a quote from Corrie Ten Boom and spoke of the attitude that all of us should take. Corrie had a great ministry and was once asked whether she found it hard to remain humble. She replied “When Jesus came into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, with all the people lining up, singing praise laying down the palm branches for Jesus to go over, do you think that it was going through the mind of the donkey that ‘some of this must be for me!’ ‘If I can be the donkey that the Lord uses for his glory’ Corrie continued, ‘then all praise, honor and glory will go to him!”
And that is the attitude we should take! We are just dumb old donkeys that the Lord chooses to use for His glory! Amen
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