A Vessel Unto Honor
2 Timothy 2:21
“…a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use,and prepared unto every good work.”
Have you ever looked around your home and noticed the things that are just cluttering up space? They just aren’t useful? It doesn’t matter what they were originally intended for. Now they are just of no use to anyone. Things get outgrown, out used, broken, and worn. Some things even stay in perfect condition but if they aren’t useful, they are just taking up space. How many of us have under our kitchen sink deep dark graveyard of unusable appliances. It’s where all good appliances go to die. Some of them haven’t even been opened and still in their original boxes. However, they are not useful. They make so many things today to make our lives more convenient but by the time you drag them out, put them together, use them for a 2 minute job, it sometimes isn’t worth it. For most of us if you just give us a good knife and cutting board, we can accomplish more in the time it takes to drag out those appliances. We have useless things in the rest of our homes too. How many of us became overly excited when all of these new plastic containers came on the market. We bought several of them to get organized. Now you have several beautiful colored plastic containers in your closet just taking up space.
All of those household appliances were made to be useful in some way. Our lives as Christians are to be vessels for Christ. I just wonder sometimes how many of us are just taking up space. Do you find yourself useful? Are you being productive each day? Do you struggle to find a reason to get up in the morning? I want to assure you that there is purpose inside of you. You were created to produce, to make change, to make a difference.
How can we ever be a vessel of use to anyone if we are living and breathing and accepting just anything in life. YOUR LIFE MATTERS. Too many of us want to live in the ‘grey’ areas. But the grey area is not productive. Nothing good manifest in the grey area.
If we are the type of vessel that is used of God, we will be a good example to others. The world has the philosophy that we should just ‘live and let live’ but Vessels unto honor are filled with purpose and determination and dreams.
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:13,14
Some of the characteristics of those who are vessels unto honour.
The “vessel unto honour” is
The root thought of sanctification is separation. is a state of separation unto God; all believers enter into this state when they are born of God: “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30).
Meet For The Masters Use
In our hospitals, the instruments used in operations are constantly kept in carbolic acid,6 that they may not carry the slightest contagion to the open wound.
Prepared Unto Every Good Work
They are always on the alert for opportunities to do good, and ready, even if the call comes suddenly, as it often does.
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