But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. – 2 Corinthians 4:7-10
Good morning. How great the gifts of God are in our lives. We receive from Him amazing blessings that are designed to uplift and sustain us. But what a great image Paul provides us in how we receive this gift. Clay jars are fragile and not exactly the first place you’d consider to store treasure. But what we see once again that the lack of worldly wisdom only goes to further show the greatness of God in giving us the gift. The absurdity of storing treasure in clay jars shows how great the gift and the giver of the gift truly are. It’s not about us – it’s all about Him.
And this is good for us! We could never match the gift God gives us. He gives us His strength to persevere through the most difficult of times. The world can challenge, tempt, and damage us, but our victory is assured through Him. Our lives are not void of struggle, but our struggles are never in vain. God guides us through every situation without fear or worry about the end result. God is all powerful and Christ has assured our victory on Calvary’s cross.
May you know the fullness of the strength of the Lord in everything you do. I pray that when you begin to feel the crush of the world around you, you will turn to the Lord and find comfort, peace, and increase. I thank God for the victory that He has won on your behalf and I stand in agreement with you in the hope that you are able to enjoy the spoils of Christ’s win in their entirety.