…he will be a vessel of honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work – 2 Timothy 2:19-21.
A man’s main purpose, as of God, is to live for Him and Him alone and anything that a Christian does outside of this revelation is done in vain.
In 2 Timothy 2:19-21, the word of God clearly states that God knows who are His and how those ought to operate. It says that those who are of God “depart from iniquity, purge themselves of iniquity and are sanctified.” How does one cleanse himself? By the word through the Holy Spirit. (Sanctify them by Your word for it is truth, John 17:17).
In the great house of God there are different types of vessels, some of honor and some of dishonor and one can easily tell them apart by observing if whether or not the vessel is carrying out its purpose. A vessel does not choose what it wants to carry but the owner does. Not all the vessels are the same but they are all formed purposefully and differently for what they are meant to carry. A vessel unless it does what it is solely created for, it remains useless and displeasing to the owner. A vessel that is carrying out the purpose it was created for, is a vessel of honor.
As the children of God, we have treasure within us (earthen vessels) which is for the revealing of the excellence of the power of God (2 Corinthians 4:7). God has called us to Himself for Himself so that through us His Light, Glory and Power can be seen. The treasure we carry is not for us but for God’s Glory so let us yield and surrender all to Him. As we are starting the year, let us have in mind that we are the vessels of God and He wants to use us for His glory and witness, so let us cleanse ourselves of iniquities so that He can prepare us for His good works. Let us always be found where God wants us to be, doing what He wants us to do. Let us thrive to be vessels of honor, good and pleasing to our Master. Let us be about our Father’s business and watch Him take care of us.