Topic: When one keeps a life of hollines before the Lord, we will be vessels of honor!
Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
2 Timothy 2:21 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
2 Timothy 2:21 (NLT) – 21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.
2 Timothy 2:21 (NIV) – 21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
2 Timothy 2:21 (MSG) Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
Thoughts of a Devotion:
This morning the question is, what kind of vessels will we be for the Lord? Will we be vessels of honor or vessels of dishonor? The truth is, when one lives a consecrated life for the Lord, we are honorable vessels that give glory to God through our conduct and life! In 2 Timothy 2:20 he tells us, “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.” Our desire and goal should be to become honorable vessels.
When one cleanses and lives in spiritual purity, one allows the Holy Spirit to form our character and person. His work is so deep that we begin to be transformed into our whole being until we become more like Jesus. In Isaiah 64: 8 he tells us, “But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.” The Holy Spirit has the task of shaping our lives, of shaping the mud that we are. This is a cleaning work, until we becomes an honorable vessel.
We become a vessel of honor, not for ourselves, that is, the material, but for the one who has shaped us! We give ourselves to the Holy Spirit, our will will become an instrument of honor for God. In 2 Corinthians 4: 7 he confirms this by saying, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” The Holy Spirit that dwells in us is the one that brings value to the clay, without his presence and work in our lives we will become nothing! Pray that this morning we can yield and allow ourselves to be formed in his hands, only in this way will we become a vessel of honor and not of dishonor!
2 Timothy 2:20 (NKJV) – 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay,some for honor and some for dishonor.
2 Corinthians 4: 7 (NKJV) – 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
Job 10: 9 (NKJV) – 9 Remember, I pray, that You have made me like clay. And will You turn me into dust again?
Isaiah 64: 8 (NKJV) – 8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.
Lamentations 4: 2 (NKJV) – 2 The children of Zion, precious and esteemed more than pure gold, how they are held by clay vessels, the work of the potter’s hands!
2 Corinthians 3: 5 (NKJV) – 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,
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