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November 8, 2013

Verna Davis: God is God, we are not — get used to it

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"Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don't see many of the 'brightest and the best' among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn't it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these 'nobodies' to expose the hollow pretensions of the 'somebodies'? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have, right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start, comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That's why we have the saying, 'If you're going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.'" (1 Corinthians 1:26-31, from The Message, a modern translation of the Bible.)

In other words, God is God. We are not. Get used to it.

Verna Davis, author and speaker, lives in Frankton. She can be reached at Vrdspeaks@yahoo.com.

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