Friday, June 11, 2021

Treasure in Fragile Clay Jars

BySarah Geringer 

We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.

2 Corinthians 4:7 NLT

As Christians, we hold the Gospel treasure in fragile clay jars. This is a marvelous truth I want to guide you through today from 2 Corinthians 4.

In this passage, Paul writes that God has given us a priceless gift: the truth of the Gospel. This truth is so powerful, it can change our lives for the good. It can transform us. It's our job as Christians to carry the light of the Gospel in our lives so others can see God's glory.

Paul says that though we are appointed to carry this light, we are like fragile clay jars. We carry a life-changing truth in bodies that get weary and tired. All of us are made of dust, and we will return to dust someday (Gen. 3:19). God has marvelously made us carriers of his light, even though our lives are only one breath away from death (Ps. 22:29).

I pray that today, you will treasure the fact that God has given you this precious gift. Take a moment to consider all the things God had to work together for your good to make you a carrier of the light of the Gospel. Praise him for honoring you with this gift.

Take another moment to marvel that you, a human made of dust, is an agent of God's glory. Consider your weaknesses, and praise God for giving you strength and life. Surrender your body to him as a living sacrifice (Rom. 12:1) and trust him to empower you.

Finally, read the last ten verses of this passage (2 Cor. 4:8-18). Realize that Paul is saying that in every trouble we face, we can stand firm in our faith based on the treasure of the Gospel placed in our hearts. If you truly value this treasure in fragile clay jars, you'll gain greater peace in the struggle you are facing today.

I pray this guided meditation gives you perspective, joy and peace today. May God empower you to shine his light through your fragile clay jar this week, so more people can see his glory through you.

Read another encouraging post about glorifying God HERE.

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