No intro needed from me, just a thank you to Rob Barkman for posting this.
Philippians 3:7-9 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith inChrist—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.
Excerpt from an excellent devotional on Psalm 8:
1 Cor. 1:26-29
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.
“It is this principle that allows us to be used of the Lord for His glory and honor. After all, are we not all weak and impotent in our acts of service to Him? In that sense, are we not all ‘babes’ in His service and our understanding of Him?”
Rob Barkman, Settled in Heaven Ministries
Psalm 8:2: The Excellency Of The Lord: “hast thou ordained strength”