Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Wednesday, June 12 , 2019;
HONOUR OR DISHONOUR?
(Get Sanctified For The Master’s Use)
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
TO THE BIBLE
2 Timothy 2:20-21 NASB “Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.”
As it can be seen in Apostle Paul’s letter to Timothy, there’re different qualities of vessels in God’s house: vessels of silver and gold, and vessels of wood and of earth. Being born again, we’re all vessels in the house of God, made for honouring Him. None of us was made “to dishonour”; each one of us has been raised for His glory, but you can decide if you’re going to be a vessel of honour, or a vessel of dishonour. That’s what Paul meant when he said, “…if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master….” (2 Timothy 2:21 NASB).
To be “sanctified” means to be separated or set apart unto God for His sacred use. We’ve already been sanctified: “…we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10). He has also qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light (Colossians 1:12). Therefore, you’ve been purged and cleansed from all that’s ignoble and unclean. You’re useful to the Master!
However, you must place yourself where you ought to be, and be available for Him to use you. The responsibility is yours, to be in a constant state of readiness, and be willing to take on more responsibilities for the Lord. You may never know what more the Lord intends to do with your life, which is why you must be willing and ready to do more all the time. Make yourself available for greater responsibilities in the house of God, and do all you’re asked to do faithfully, with a sincere heart.
2 Timothy 2:15; John 15:3; 1 Corinthians 6:11
Dear Father, I thank you for your love and grace, which you’ve lavishly bestowed upon me, in sanctifying me for your sacred use, and qualifying me to be the partaker of the inheritance of the saints in light. I yield completely to you and declare that my life is for your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 3:1-26, 2 Chronicles 12-15
2 Corinthians 2:8-17, Songs Of Solomon 3-4
Spend time to pray in tongues and thank the Lord for making you a vessel of honour towards Him.