The Lord Selects Lowly Material for the Testimony

Golden Nugget Number 212

The Lord selects lowly material for the testimony.  The testimony of the rights of Christ is an important subject and derives its character very much from the kind of material that is taken up to carry it.  The blessed God

Charles Coates

is looking for the sort of material that will glorify Him, so He does not call the great, the wise, or the noble, but the calling is marked by a calling of persons of no account.  Not that the wise and noble are excluded, because Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:26, “not many mighty, not many noble.”  Lady Huntingdon said that she was  saved by the letter M.  But it is not the character of the testimony, for God chooses the poor of this world.  He is looking for persons of broken spirit, of humble and contrite heart – those are the ones who are attractive to Him.  That character of persons lends itself to the testimony; what is great and pretentious and proud does not suit the testimony.

 

(C.A.C. Outline of Luke p239)    

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