The Base Things of The World - Boom, boom, boom no not that kind of base, but the base that is the bottom or defined as the bottom. Our first and primary scripture for this message comes to us out of a conversation Paul was having with the Corinthians.
So but now this goes out to all of those peeps that had lunch in high school alone, for all of those in whom the pop kids laughed at, for the kid who had to run home every day to avoid being ramble-rumbled by the football and gym rats. Oh this is a message to the nerds who well, migrated in camps in small herds being mocked for being smart. Hum, is this a sign of the times when the smart kids are made fun of because they are smart? Well, I am running out of examples so let’s get to scripturing:
Base, base, base things:
1 cor 1:18-31 - 18 For the [a]message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the [b]disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a [c]stumbling block and to the [d]Greeks foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For [e]you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many [f]noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”