2 Corinthians 4:7-8 -Earthen Vessels

2 Corinthians 4:7-8
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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.
-There is no limit to the tools and resources at God’s disposal when it comes to His works.  Yet when it comes to His most important work, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, He chooses to use plain old human beings.  Why human preachers instead of 8-foot Angels with flaming swords?  Why human missionaries instead of 6-winged Seraphim?  The answer is given right there in verse 7, “that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”  If God’s unseen wonders were walking the earth they would no doubt get our attention, but they might also get our praise and glory; praise and glory that should only be given to God.  But when God uses a wretched, broken human being who has been washed in the Blood of the Lamb to bring light to another broken human being, God’s presence will be uniquely felt.  Like a candle in a cracked clay pot, God’s divinity will shine out through the cracks in our humanity.
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