Thinking Eternally, Living Fearlessly Part 3

6 Mar

We are like these flowers: here today and gone tomorrow.

Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power  may be from God and not from us. 2 Cor. 4:7 HCSB

If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. 2 Cor. 4:7 MSG

Two days ago, we began looking at 2 Cor. 4:7.  Let’s camp here a little bit today.  We carry around the precious message of Jesus Christ in the unadorned ordinariness of our daily lives.  This clay jar is fragile.  1 Peter 3:7 refers to us as the weaker vessel.  We are the most fragile of the fragile.  The fragility of this body is obvious to all.  In 2 Timothy 4:6, Paul refers to his death as a departure.  One meaning of that is to take down ones tent and move on.  When we take down our tents we will receive glorified bodies and live in the presence of God forever.

Now an earthen jar is useful, but not terribly glamorous.  That is so the power of God can be seen.  This power, huuperbole, the pre-eminence of this power is inside of us and goes beyond what we can imagine.  As God’s vessel, we bring the message, but it is God who humbles the proud, leads the guilty to have hope in him, and converts the heart!

This CONVERSION = REVOLUTION.  It is the biggest miracle of all.

So God uses us, lives are changed through His nuclear power, and then we pick up our tent and move on:  to life everlasting in the presence of Jesus.

Thinking eternally brings peace.

 

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