“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of power may be of God and not of us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7
Clay pots were everywhere in Paul’s day since they were used for everything from food to fuel. You would find them near the fireplace, in the windows of people’s homes and in the marketplace. In addition to being unremarkable, they were also very fragile and easily broken. That’s why Paul used them as a metaphor for human beings. We may be weak and easily broken, but by the grace of God we can contain the valuable treasure of the gospel.
Clay pots leak and chip away and are not always fancy. They are simply designed to be functional. So often we are put off by our imperfections which make us feel inadequate and ineffective, but the good news is that our imperfections will not hinder us from displaying God’s power and perfection. In fact, our imperfections can even be used to allow the presence of God to leak out of us and reveal Himself to others.
Join us Sunday morning as we unpack this truth even more in 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 with a message titled, “My Vessel, His Power”. God bless you all and hope to see you there!
It’s Potluck Sunday so please bring your favorite dish to share and a friend to share it with!