2nd Timothy 2:20

“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.” (KJV)

Ever asked yourself that question? What kind of vessel you are. Well, for one to understand what type of vessel one is, one solid truth about being God’s molded vessel is that God doesn’t look at the outside but the inside of a vessel. Before he decides to fill you for his use he needs to refine you for his use. How does God refine you? He will need to test you for his work. Before we get to that which is great, we go through a testing time where we learn and are fully prepared for the future; because God really does test us before He trusts us. Difference between now and then is the time in between. As Paul begins to address Timothy in 2nd Timothy chapter two, he begins by telling him that he needs strength in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. God will always test those he uses in order to trust them with his work.


As vessels for God’s glory we might go through our refinery moments; but in those times we should learn to trust in God and do less of complaining. Paul asks,

“But who are you, O Man, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, why did you make me like this? Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?” Romans 9: 20-21 (NIV)

We don’t complain of the situations we are placed in or where God sends us to in order for growth. We do our best and do it for God’s glory. Once you have understood your purpose in life you cannot be led out of it. Once you are willing to do that which God has willed us to do therefore all your reward is bound up in heaven.

John 3:30 “he must increase be we must decrease”

That should be the prayer of our hearts as God’s righteous workmanship. May we learn to be purified, to empty ourselves for God’s glory for him to fill us up and for him to give us enough grace for the work he has given us.

Have a blessed week ahead willing to be used as God’s vessel of Honour.

  1. Amazing piece of truth. Takes me back to reflecting on who I am in His very own hands for He is the Potter and i am the clay.

  2. Thankyou for this post, It has blessed me.Many times we pray to God to use us but we need to understand Before he fills us for His use,He needs to refine us for His use .Be blessed

  3. True,the process of being made a vessel of honor is not always a pleasant one.Many times we are chastened and subject to repeat hard tests over and over again until we finally comprehend what God desires of us and through us

  4. When I hear of vessels I am reminded of the kind of vessels that were used in the temple service. They were consecrated for God’s purpose. Then if it was that important about mere items how much more, we who bear the image of Christ within us? To be vessels of honor we need to consecrate ourselves for His good purpose.

  5. Reminds me we’re not to question God of the vessels he is molding us to become. However, we ask of Him to remember Mercy and Grace as he molds us to what he wants us to become. Thanks Judy 🙂

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