Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scum of the Earth!

Paul writes the following in 1 Corinthians about apostles.

1 Corinthians 4: 12-14

12We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world.

Although I am not an apostle, obviously, I do have the gift of apostleship. So I do identify with Paul. I love this verse! It really ministered to me when I read it a few weeks ago during my quiet time...truly it did!

You see when I wake up thinking I am scum of the earth, the refuse of the gets very hard to be offended or to think to highly of my own abilities. I am the least important person on the planet who serves the greatest God!!!