1 Corinthians 1:26-31 NIV

26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.

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      27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

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      28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are,

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      29 so that no one may boast before him.

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      30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.

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      31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”a

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