The call of God is to progress. By Fabian Massa

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

28 God chose what is low and despised, and what is nothing, to nothing things that are, 29 so that no one may boast.
Co. 1.28 1 - 29 NIV.

There is a tendency in the Church to misinterpret this passage, using it to justify being "vile and despised" (for not yet overcome its past limitations, despite having entered the road many years ago). The general thinking is that "the vile, despised, poor, etc., are what God calls" while autosuperados or self tend to reject the gospel call.

But if we read the Bible carefully, we see that when God calls a man is to take a position which could never have accessed their own and not to remain "vile and despised" lifetime. Thus we have the case of Adam, a man formed from the dust of the earth (no father or mother, no family, no history, etc ...) which God placed in Eden to give him a government position on Creation tota.
Gen. 12.1 In the Bible tells how God calls Abram to give a purpose to greatness:

"Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. 2 "I will make of thee a great nation and I will bless you I will make your name great, and thou shalt be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you, through you shall be blessed all the families of the earth! "Gen. 12.1 - 3 NIV

Abram (God is exalted, or exalted father) was transformed into Abraham, father of many [1]. He was a millionaire rancher Uruk in Iraq to the 2200 BC but not for the call of God (which he heard and obeyed) his life had not transcended his time, as it says the Scripture:

15 The man, like grass his days are like a flower blooms from the field, 16 For the wind passeth over it, and gone, and its place remembers it no more. Psalm 103.15-16 RV60

But to fulfill the call of God, his life took another value, and left us a legacy of blessing, according to the Lord's promise: Through you shall be blessed all the families of the earth! "

Paul of Tarsus was a Pharisee of very good social and economic position. But not for the call of the Lord, nor had transcended his time. But he was a "chosen instrument [2]" in the hands of God and his ministry is born the Church of the Gentiles.

The same is true of Jesus, in the post "Family Stories [3]" Jesus had a family history of ups and downs, and his family and social environment was very poor. He was overcome, however, says Lucas (2.52): "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men" and twelve years old, discussed the issue of Scripture with the wise and the doctors of the Law [4]. And Jesus developed his ministry and did the call giving us all salvation of our souls.

The call of God is to break with a history of failure and encourage us to build a present and a glorious future in Him

No matter your story, or your past, not your limitations. In Christ we are made a new creation, the old has gone and the new has [5]. You need to believe it and work at it.


[2] Acts 9.15
[4] Lucas 2.46
[5] 2 ° Co. 5.17


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