Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Clay Jars

2 Corinthians 4:7-9

New International Version (NIV)
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.

How is it that I've never seen this before?? As I was reading this verse this morning I suddenly read it differently than ever before.

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.

Think about it. Clay jars are not made to take that kind of abuse! They will break if you press them hard on every side. However, it's the treasure that we have inside us that keeps us from being crushed. Only God is able to do this and it highlights HIS all-surpassing power. He gets the glory. Amazing!!


1 comment:

Jamie Gaddy said...

I love that verse Dee... it reminds me of how much I must depend on HIM!