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2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.


It never ceases to amaze me how that we poor lost human beings find Jesus at Calvary and accept Him into our heart as our personal Savior and then suddenly we somehow know exactly how our neighbor should be conducting their life. How quickly we forget where we were when we found salvation.

The Apostle Paul reminds us in this passage of scripture that we have this treasure in earthen vessels. Just because we have accepted Jesus Christ as the LORD of our life doesn’t mean that we are suddenly a divine being who never does wrong. We are given this treasure in earthen vessels as a demonstration to those who cross our path that God’s love is without favor and freely given to all.

The fact that this treasure, the Christ of Calvary, lives in this imperfect earthen vessel is a witness of God’s love for humanity. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

How can I possibly have a problem loving my neighbor as myself and how can I possibly harbor any prejudices against any earthen vessel regardless of its shape, color, size or what shelf it is sitting on when my treasure, Jesus Christ, lives in an imperfect earthen vessel, even myself?

Jesus teach us to love even as you do, unconditionally.