ORDINARY IS EXTRAORDINARY

Hey bud, one of the coolest things about God is how He has no concern for a person’s social status or financial standing in life. He doesn’t care if you are as famous as Tom Cruise or as unknown as Bill Bruno. He doesn’t care if the world thinks you are as smart as Albert Einstein, or more like Larry the Cable Guy. He doesn’t give Bill Gates more time & attention than He would give the homeless guy we just passed on the street. Worldly wisdom, wealth, a notoriety mean nothing to Him.

All we have to do is look at the Bible to see what God considered important in a person. He didn’t pick out the highly educated PhD or those who spent their life studying religion in schools. He didn’t choose the rich people who lived on the hill to spread His Word. He chose the common ordinary folks. Do you know why? It’s because they were humble! They didn’t have anything that would get in the way of them relying on God. He knew that money and/or fame was a crutch and that people who had lots of it would put their trust in “things” more than Him.

Here are just a few examples:

King David was the smallest and youngest of all his brothers. When Samuel was led by God to David’s house, I imagine he was a little surprised when God had him pass over all of David’s big studly brothers for scrawny David who was relegated to working in the fields watching the sheep.

Another is Rahab who was a prostitute at the time she entered into the Bible picture. She saved the Israelite spies from being captured and ended up becoming a big part of the lineage of David and Jesus. It didn’t matter what her occupation was at the time, God knew she would put Him first.

Then there were the fisherman and the hated tax collector that Jesus called as apostles to hang out with and learn from Him. You would think Jesus would have walked right to the temple and found the high priests to witness His miracles and spread His word. Nope! He chose common ordinary people; humble hard working folks. The problem was most of the so called religious leaders were too greedy, hypocritical, and more concerned about impressing others than helping share who God is. (Sound familiar? It’s still happening today.)

There are many more examples I will share with you later. Very few people God used were who you would expect. Jesus loved and cared for the poor, he didn’t hang out and drink with the rich. He knew wisdom learned from this world was nothing compared to the wisdom He could teach them. It is just so hard for someone who everyone tells is great and smart to remain humble and see the need for God.

Son, my point in this is to make sure you don’t rely on the “things” of this world more that the “One” not from this World. Don’t discredit anyone because they are not credited by others as doing or being much here on earth. Stay humble and work hard. God can call even the least of us to great things.

Love you bud!

Bill
Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others”.

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