SATURDAY: 25th July, 2020
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.
We are created human- with specific possibilities and abilities based on our anatomy and physiology. Simply put, there is a clear limit to what the average human can do. So when people do extraordinary things and achieve feats dubbed ‘humanly impossible’, they are referred to as superhuman. That is just a way of acknowledging that there is something else at work that surpasses what a regular human should be able to do.
That leads gently into to today’s text where we realise that the treasure described is carried in earthen vessels, in our mortal bodies, so that every outward expression of power can be attributed to a higher power. In effect, every manifestation of grace regardless of the dimension, is intended to cause marvel and awe with the intention to glorify God. That is the only reason we bear His treasures in our vessels of clay.
For if our outward appearance was already one of wonder, no one would want to know more or think of another for they would already have see what was ‘unusual’. However, when a normal man, with like passions begins to advance, expand and explode; begins to exert unusual influence, realise incomprehensible results and build intimate connections, they capture attention.
It is this attention which should point others to God, and further reenforce our mission to become signposts showing off the mysteries of God through the power that is revealed in our vessels of clay.