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2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
The great Apostle Paul, in a letter to the Church at Corinth, reminded the people that all he and the other Apostles had to offer was a demonstration of the power of God, delivered from weakened vessels of service. The metaphor he used to house this power of God was a “Clay Jar,” representing himself and the other Apostles.
Clay jars are a great vessel to hold something valuable in, such as the water, oil, or important liquids that were needed in that day. We all know that if handled improperly, or recklessly, jars can be dropped and broken quite easily. As the vessel that houses the presence of the Holy Spirit, the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and the miracle-working power of God, it’s important that we take this calling very seriously. We are such weak and temporary vessels if we allow pride or carelessness to rule the day in any way. When that happens, it’s like the clay jar that drops and breaks, and that which is valuable is lost. “I Broke A Lot Of Clay Jars” through the years, handling them carelessly. I want to handle the “Clay Jar” of my life more carefully to transport what’s in me to others. The precious power of God.
Thank You for entrusting me with Your presence. I realize I’m far from perfect, but I do take this calling seriously. Help me again today to be a “Clay Jar” You can use. Amen