Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Vessel Of Honor

2 Timothy 2:20-21 (NKJV)
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
Emphasis Mine

In other, for a person to become a vessel of honor, he or she needs to take ownership of their cleansing. “Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor,…”
A person who lives excellently is one who desires to be used by God and will do everything in their part to live up to par with the godly and approved standards.
Living as a vessel of honor is a lifestyle that glorifies God.

In order to be a vessel of honor cleanse yourself with the Word –You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. (John 15:3).
In order to be sanctified and useful for the Master – Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth (John 17:17).


Keep The Faith

A person who lives an excellent lifestyle endures till the end. Is a consistent and persistent person. Is someone who is determined to stay focused despite the distractions.

2 Timothy 4:6-7 (NIV)
For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Emphasis Mine

So much can be said about these scriptures. However, this is what we would focus on “I have kept the faith”. Keeping the faith is an expression of Godliness. Amen.
When someone chooses to keep the faith, it is an indication that they are being consistent and persistent. Consistent in that, at all times their believe and confession about the kingdom is unshaken. Persistent in that, even in the midst of persecution, discomfort, they will press through in order to get to the next level.
Paul took Christ at His word, He counted on what Christ said, He had confidence in His promises, Paul did what he ought to do despite the odds.
Paul could boldly state that “I have kept the faith” because, indeed, he did. He functioned on earth purposefully. His life is characterized as one who maximized every God-given opportunity to live for Christ alone. By living for Him and bringing others to the knowledge of Him.

One who keeps the faith is purposeful about staying in the Word of God.
One who keeps the faith is knowledgeable about the faith.
One who keeps the faith demonstrates a lifestyle that is proportional to the faith – an excellent lifestyle.

The Apostle Paul did, so can we. Amen!


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