Vessels of Honor
2 Timothy 2:20-21 ESV
“Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he (she) will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.”
If I were to be politically correct I would say no one is ever dishonorable, but that is not the truth. We never want to be dishonorable, we never try to be dishonorable, but IF we do not do our best for the Kingdom, and act our best, then we do not bring God the honor He deserves. If we fail to give God praise, glory and honor, that is being dishonorable. After all, we are created in His image to bring Him honor.
In a wealthy home, there are vessels of gold and silver are vessels that bring honor to its master. Seldom do vessels of wood or clay get used when there are guests in a wealthy home.
Paul goes on with his instruction to Timothy, to help to my point of how to be vessels of honor, “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness…”
Lord, I’m here to bring You honor and glory. What I do and say either glorifies You are brings You shame. Teach me, help me to be a vessel of honor.