Today’s scripture: 2 Timothy 2:20-21
Vessels of honor … and vessels of dishonor.
We are all vessels created by God. He created each of us to serve and glorify
Him. Some of us choose to do as He created and do “every good work.” We are
vessels of honor, delighting our Master.
Others choose to do their own thing, live their own lives. And these are
vessels of dishonor in the Master’s eyes.
I’ve been both. If you’ve followed this devotional for a while, you may have
read that I spent twenty years on a quite meandering journey away from God. I
made poor choices. I followed the world and allowed myself to be sucked in by
its temporary pleasures. I was a dirty, useless vessel.
Then almost 23 years ago, I recommitted my life to God, and He cleansed that old
vessel and began to use it. Over the years, I’ve sometimes allowed a little
dirt to land, but I go immediately to the Lord, and He cleanses me again (1 John 1:9).
Our Lord God wants to use us. He invites us to participate in His
kingdom-building plan and serve Him gladly. But He wants clean vessels. Ones He
can honor and use with joy.
Are you a cleansed, honored vessel? If not, you can be. Just accept Jesus’ gift
of cleansing salvation. Delight your Father, and be a part of His plan.