But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 2 Timothy 2:20-21
READ: 2 Timothy 2:20-21
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
Our God is God of plan and purpose. He does not do anything without a reason. For example, when He wanted to create man, He said “…. Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea …..” (Genesis 1:26).
Also, when God sent His only begotten Son to the world, it was for a purpose- “ ….. for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21). Examples are inexhaustible. In the same vein, when God brings us to Himself through the ministry of the Church, it is for a purpose. You are not in Church just to add to the number. Therefore, every child of God must find out the divine purpose for his or her life.
Every child of God must also ensure that he or she is spiritually prepared as a vessel unto honor and not unto dishonor. The striking thing about this truth is that both honorable and dishonorable vessels are found in the Church! Every Christian must therefore ensure that he or she is vessel unto honor (2 Timothy 2:20).
To be a vessel of honor, every child of God must purge himself or herself of anything sinful. Matthew 5:48 says:
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
2 Corinthians 6:14 says in part, that we should not touch the unclean things; rather we should separate ourselves from the world of darkness. A vessel of honor according to the Psalmist does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful (Psalm 1:1).
Beloved, if you want to be used of God for good works, be ready to pay the price of a true disciple and live holy. The Lord will not only use you but He will reward you handsomely according to Mark 10:28-30. As Christians, we have the greatest calling, so let us make ourselves available for good and honorable service.
May the Lord find us to be worthy vessels in the mighty name of Jesus.
Father, please make me an honorable workman in Your vineyard in Jesus’ name.