Saturday, February 16, 2008

earthen vessels

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.

I was thinking about this verse today. It's so relieving to know that there is no glory in myself. No task to accomplish. No performance based evaluations. No one to please.
At the end of my life when I stand before God I am certain I will not have in hand a list of accomplishments, or complaints, or questions, but instead will fall on my knees awestruck and join the chorus of heaven in singing

"Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty. Who was and is and is to come."

Only my pride would cause me to think God needed me at all. Therefore I will gladly boast in simply being an earthen vessel.

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