Jars of clay

Good morning!  Welcome to a new week of Re:Verse.  “But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.”  (2 Corinthians 4:7)  It seems like a strange plan.  God takes a priceless painting and wraps it in old newspaper.  He puts a treasure in an ordinary, breakable clay pot!  The “treasure” is the light of the knowledge of the glory of God.  (see 3:6)  The “clay pots” are His people and ministers.  His purpose?  To keep the attention on the message rather than the messengers.  To insure that no one ever thinks the source of this enormous power is us!  Question.  Do you believe that God brings trials into your life so that no one is ever confused (including you) that this power rises from your own wisdom or goodness.  Do you believe that we preach better when we are weak?  Paul did.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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