Vessels of honour

Each time I visited my grandmother, she would assign and apportion our chores. She would permit us to touch everything else in her home except for her precious vases, you can clean everything else except for the vases by the corner. They always picked my interest because they stood out amongst all the pieces in her living room-“I will attend to them myself” she would say. That was a clear instruction and ruling from the quality I wasn’t capacitated to replace them if I were to knock them over. It boggled my mind why they were so special and different from the rest until she revealed to me the secret behind.
She explained giving emphasis to the materials used in making those vases she adored the most.

Silver and gold are rare and precious metals and because they are so precious and valuable and because they underwent through a series of refinement and purging they’ll never be of inferior capacity. At night, the light lay heavily and rich on their golden surface! Undoubtedly, they weren’t of cheap quality & weren’t as brittle as clay. They didn’t chip off that easily.

Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out [the pure metal for] a vessel for the silversmith [to shape].
Proverbs 25:4 AMP

When the silversmith is crafting a perfect vessel, the chalice in progress has to go through a series of refinement. The dross has to be gotten rid of which will render the vessel worthless and less valuable.

It’s so easy to get carried away and forget the reason why we were created and the role we have to play on earth, to serve as stewards. There are times we have to stop in our tracks and ask if we are characterizing and embodying the kingdom well and doing justice to the title “heiress of the kingdom “.Since I’m a beneficiary and a legatee, by virtue of being a child of God it means Christ and all He stands for is represented in honour. When You accepted the Lord as your personal saviour, He moved in with everything He has-Honour and veneration included.

Romans 8:17 says, “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory” (NIV)

A vessel of honour is a holder, a recipient and a conduit. I would like to take it as a circulatory vessel. Just like blood vessels in the human or animal body in which blood circulates to various parts of the body nutrients and wastes are exchanged between the blood and body tissues. Being a vessel means that we have to guard this invaluable thing placed In our custody by the Holy Spirit who works in us. If we live God’s way, He gifts us with, affection for others, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a strong conviction that basic holiness pervades things and people. We find ourselves entangled in loyal commitments, marshalling and directing our energies wisely. Since this is the kind of life associated with us which is, the life of the Spirit, we need to ensure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives- Each of us as an original purposeful vessel adorned with honour. When we are vessels of honour, we aren’t self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, haughty, ignoble, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, ill-treating others and unbending.

We were all chosen and approved as God’s chosen vessels before we were formed in the womb but just like David, we lost it along the way but it’s imperative to make a contrite sinners’ prayer in order to be restored back to our original purpose of serving as vessels of honour.

Now how do we become vessels of honour?
Just like how silver is refined, we are refined and made pure by Scripture which Is God-breathed and a useful way of showing us the truth, exposing our rebellion, reproving and correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word, we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
2 Timothy 3:1‭-‬17 MSG

May we become the kind of vessels God can use to present any and every kind of gift to His children for their blessing so that His name may be glorified.

17 thoughts on “Vessels of honour

  1. It’s inspirational and lovely, it’s detailed and arrest’s your soul, it captures ones attention and then your pic is attractive. Thanks for your efforts. May God bless you and keep you.

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  2. Niemandem fällt es leicht
    seinen eigenen Schatten
    anzuerkennen
    das Kreuz der Sünde
    selbst zu tragen

    das Kainszeichen haben wir alle
    auf der Stirn
    Gott wohnt in der Seele
    in unseren Herzen
    er mahnt uns im Traum
    zu userem Tun und Lassen
    indem er uns seine Antwort täglich gibt

    das Aussen der Begehrlichkeit
    dem Streit dem Krieg
    man sei der Auserwählte Beste
    als willfähriger Abel
    als ein keusches Opfer
    jenen denen es nicht genügt
    ein einfacher Mensch zu sein
    zu allem Sein
    vor Gott der reinste Beste

    wir sind Menschen keine Götter
    wir sündigen alle
    auf dem eigenen
    den richtigen Weg zu finden
    wir wollen in allem das Beste zu Besitz
    dem braucht der uns verborgene Gott
    dem wirklich nicht

    ***

    It is not easy for anyone
    his own shadow
    to acknowledge
    the cross of sin
    to wear for yourself

    we all have the sign of Cain
    on the forehead
    God lives in the soul
    in our hearts
    he admonishes us in dreams
    to our doing and leaving
    by giving us his answer every day

    the outside of desire
    the fight the war
    be the chosen best
    as a compliant Abel
    as a chaste sacrifice
    those for whom it is not enough
    to be a simple person
    to all being
    the purest best before God

    we are humans not gods
    we all sin
    on your own
    to find the right way
    we want to possess the best in everything
    God who is hidden from us needs this
    really not

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