I remember asking the congregation a few questions in church one time when I was discussing what it meant to be called by God.
I asked them if they considered themselves mighty, wise or noble and when no one put up their hands I said, “Excellent, you are all qualified to be called by God”.
God’s standards and qualifications are different from those of the world.
To the average man in the street the decision of God to call Paul to preach to the Gentiles would be seen as daft; Paul (or Saul as he was then) hated Christians (he wanted to kill them remember) and was the most legalistic Jew you were ever likely to meet.
Yet the Lord called Him and equipped him to reach the world with the message of grace and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
You see, as I heard a preacher say once, “God…
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