As a former lump, are you cracked and allowing Jesus to shine from within you?

For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as [to beam forth] the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God [as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed] in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah).
However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves.
We are pressed in on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair;
We are pursued (persecuted and hard driven), but not deserted [to stand alone]; we are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed.

2 Corinthians 4:6-9 (Amplified Bible)     pot  

 Vessel, skeuos, a vessel, utensil, implement. Figuratively of the human body as formed of clay and thus frail and feeble (2 Cor. 4:7); of persons, ina moral respect (Rom. 9:22,23, refering to those in whom the divine mercy is to be exercised according to the purpose of the divine potter.

I take these verse’s as a warrant for us to be cracked-pots that leak His glorious presence to a darkened world.  This epistle’s theme which is ministry through weak vessels expresses the paradox of how weak human beings can be the vessels of the power of God. In the clay pot my weakness and God’s power come together.

A jar is designed to hold something, so let God fill your jar with His treasures!     

Receive what you were created to hold – HIS life
Receive what you were created to hold – HIS light 


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sweetshann
    Mar 03, 2015 @ 19:11:58

    i’m quite the crackpot sometimes.


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