Mid Week Devotional With Chris Chase
"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves." (2 Cor. 4:7) We are earthen vessels -- clay pots. That, of course, is a reference to our bodies, our abilities, & the strength of our flesh. That is all we have to offer God . . . a pot, a perishable container. You may be brittle & delicate like china -- you may chip easily & maybe you show glue marks from times of being broken. But, you may be thick, rugged, & scarred . . . a hunk of heavy pottery. You may not be attractive, but you sure are useful. Or you may be composed of clay that hasn't been fired in a kiln & you're still being molded & shaped for use. But, then again, it's not the pot that's most important. What's important is the treasure inside -- the light & glory of Christ's salvation! Let's face it, what's a few dings or even a crack or two if others can see the glory inside through those cracks!