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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

THE CHOOSEN VESSELS


All sizes and shapes of vessels are useful
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There is a story about a ruler who was convinced to keep his fine wine in silver vessels instead of earthen ones. The result being it turned acid and had to be thrown out.

Earthern Vessel
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2Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.

One might ask, “What is this treasure?” The answer being “The Gospel.”

Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

By the same token GOD has chosen plain people to bear his gospel to the world. The Apostles were men of no repute - - just transformed into mighty men by the Spirit of GOD.

1 Corinthians 1:26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world's eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you.

While the scriptures don’t say there were no men who were upper class who were saved, only that there were few of them.

We the chosen ones sometimes forget who we are in Christ and act in a way that isn't consistent with our new nature much to the discredit of Christ.

EPHESIANS 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

2 TIMOTHY 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.

You were not saved by accident it was part of GOD’S plan and while it was by grace it wasn’t a happenstance. If GOD spoke to you directly today HE would probably say “Don’t you understand what I have done to and for you?”

Your answer should be “I am a magnificent creature a vessel fit for His service.”

I believe you will enjoy this poem:  http://www.momof9splace.com/vessel.html

Linking up with Tracy at Winsome Wednesday
And with Lori’s Wednesday  Internet Cafe Devotions 

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