2 Cor. 4:7
jars of clay
Lent - Day 32
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Cor. 4:7
This body- is but an clay pot; other translations uses the phrase ‘earthen vessels’. I am but an earthen vessels. Vessels that is meant to hold something; something of worth: dirt of a plant, or roots of a plant; perhaps it’s holding water. What is the contents of my vessel? What is actually in me?
Sometimes clay pots chip; sometimes they chip or crack. What happens when our vessels are broken? The key to the verse above is the treasures found within the jars of clay. Our ‘containers’ maybe broken, and unusable - these bodies we have are fragile, but in it, it contains our soul. What is our soul made of?
Jesus dwells in our life Ephesians 3:19 says, “and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”(emphasis added)
We are to be filled with Christ, in love. Love is what must full this ‘earthen vessel.’ So that no matter what breaks our outside, no matter how chipped we get, what is inside, our contents, will overflow the love with in us.
This means we must fill ourselves with life, love and truth - Jesus. So matter how broken these early body becomes, we are always invested with what is in us. People can care less on what’s on the outside of the pot, it’s usually on what is inside of it: plants, water, soil, candy…