When we learn from experience, the scars of sin can lead us to restoration and a renewed intimacy with God. Charles Stanley
Vessels of Honour
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honour and some for dishonour. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honour, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Timothy 2:20-22
The Lord has called us to be vessels of honour so that we can be used for His glory. The first important role of the vessel is that it must be set apart, sanctified and ready to be used by the Master. If we invite a guest for dinner, would we serve him food in an unclean vessel? Certainly not, we would make sure that it is cleaned and wiped before we use it to serve our guest. Likewise, the Master does the same in our lives.
Secondly, we need to also be useful to our Master. The Master has the choice to choose which vessels to use but if we are faithful in the little things, He will know that we can be trusted and continue to use such vessels that are reliable and trustworthy.
Finally, our vessels must be prepared for every good work. This means that we should wait on the Lord with a willing heart, being available to obey when He calls.
The Lord is the potter and we are the clay and sometimes our vessels can be cracked or broken but the Master fills the cracks and makes us beautiful for His use. We are never too broken that He cannot repair and fill the broken areas of our lives, moulding us to be vessels of honour.
My vessel has been broken many times but whenever I was broken, You melted and moulded me and made me new again. Thank You for Your unending grace and mercy that never fails. Amen.
God bless you,
Theo & Manju
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