2 Corinthians 4:5-7 – Treasure in an Earthen Vessel

2 Corinthians 4:5-7
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

-Every so often I look back at some of my writings after I have posted them and routinely notice typos and misspellings.  It occurs to me how amazing it is that God would entrust something as glorious as His Word to human beings.  We can’t even write a sentence without a keystroke error or a misspelling.  Likewise we often can’t read a sentence without a stutter or mispronunciation.  It would be depressing if God didn’t tell us why He does things this way.  Simply put, if the messengers were perfect, the message may get lost or diluted, but an imperfect messenger makes God’s message all the more impressive.  So here is the lesson to all those who make mistakes while delivering the Word of God: just focus on being an earthen vessel fit for the Master’s use; the Lord will provide the Treasure.


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