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Week 60 Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18–31

Flawed and Frail

God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. - 1 Corinthians 1:27

Have you ever heard of Davy Crockett? He was an American folk hero who lived between 1786 and 1836. He was known as “King of the Wild Frontier,” and he was admired for his courage and leadership.

But he was also very human. Davy Crockett made mistakes and had serious personal problems. This can be both disappointing and reassuring. It is disappointing because he becomes less than a hero, but it can be reassuring if it makes Crockett more like us—just a real person doing his best.

In the Bible we see that God used people who were not perfect. That shouldn’t surprise us. God gets the glory if His strength helps us in our weakness. Because He uses weak and foolish things (1 Corinthians 1:27), it means you and I are just the right people to do His work.

The Lord isn’t looking for superheroes. He uses regular people like you so His strength and grace can show through. What He wants most is for us to be ready and willing to live for Him.

Not-So-Fun Fact

While a member of the US House of Representatives, Davy Crockett voted against the Indian Removal Act. It passed anyway, and it led to the Trail of Tears (see week 26).

Just You and God

My teachers and my parents know I’m not perfect, Lord. I think it’s amazing that you love me and want me to do stuff for you. Help me do my best for you.
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