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) An earthen vessel is no more than just a clay pot. In the passage of Scripture above, it refers to our bodies and our abilities in the strength of our flesh. That is all we have to offer God . . . a pot, a perishable container. You may be like brittle, delicate china. You chip and break easily and you show the glue marks because of all those broken times. Or you may be rugged and scarred, a hunk of heavy pottery, not very attractive, but very useful. Or you may be composed of clay that has not been fired in a kiln and you're still being molded and shaped for use. The truth is, it isn't the condition of the pot that is important . . . it's the treasure inside -- the light and glory of Christ's salvation. What's a few dings and nicks and cracks?. . . If others can see the glory inside through the cracks, so much the better!