Originally posted by sonship
No comment on this just yet. You can elaborate.
1 Samuel 9:21 Saul answered, "But I'm from the tribe of Benjamin. It's the smallest tribe in Israel. And my family group is the least important in the whole tribe of Benjamin. So why are you saying I will be king?
1 Samuel 16:6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab. He thought, "This has to be the one the Lord wants me to anoint for him."
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not consider how handsome or tall he is. I have not chosen him. I do not look at the things people look at.........but I look at the heart.
10 Jesse had seven of his sons walk in front of Samuel. but Samuel said to them, "The Lord has not chosen any of them" So he asked, Jesse, "Are these the only sons you have?" "No", Jesse answered, "My youngest son is taking care of the sheep."( i.e David)
Exodus 3:11 But Moses spoke to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh? Who am I that I should bring the Israelites out of Egypt?"
Exodus 4:10 Moses spoke to the Lord, "Lord, I've never been a good speaker. And I have not gotten any better since you spoke to me. I don't speak very well at all" The Lord said to him "Who makes a man able to talk? Who makes him unabl to hear or speak? Who makes him able to see...........But Moses said, "Lord, please send someone else to do it." Then the Lord's anger burned against Moses. He said, "What about yoru brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you. He will be glad to speak for you"
Even Jesus is a nobody in the world's sight
Isaiah 53:2 He did not have any beauty or majesty that made us notice him. There was not anything special about the way he looked that drew us to him. Men looked down on him. They did not accept him. He knew all about sorrow and suffering. He was like someone people turn their faces away from. We looked down on him, we did not have any respect for him."
Even in choosing the people of Israel we see the same pattern
Deuteronomy 7:7 "The Lord chose you because he loved you very much. He did not choose you because you had more people than other nations. In fact, you had the smallest number of all."
The reason God chooses the weakest of the weak to work through I think is twofold. He is better able to work through them because they have a more accurate picture of themselves, which is weak, naked, and completely dependent upon God. However, when they obtain worldly power and wealth, the delusion falls upon them that they no longer need God.
Secondly, working through the weakest of the weak and the ones the world despises, it shows the power and might of God. Not only did God bring Israel out of Egypt devoid of an army, he used a murderer who stuttered like there was no tomorrow and who was a fugitive and outcast from Egypt.