It is easier for the camel to go through the eye of a needle than for the rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. We have this warning, and yet so many are attempting to get rich through clever investing, winning the lottery, or falling heir to an inheritance. Amazingly, they are hoping and working toward lowering their odds of entering the Kingdom of God. In the same way, God chose the weak and base things to shame the wise, yet the weak and base ones who are called into ministry are too often working, studying, and sacrificing in seminary to become the strong and sophisticated, decreasing the odds that they will be used of God; they are actually taking themselves out of the race. They may build their kingdoms, but they will be left out of the building of His. God’s ways are amazing!
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are.