We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 2 Corinthians 4:7
Our bodies are frail, leading to disadvantage in age and sickness, but treasures that the Lord protects bring about benefits which last into eternity.
Our bodies, although originally made to dwell with the Lord forever, have faltered in sin. Thank the Lord for His goodness in the rescue plan that He set into motion in the garden.
As fruit hit the lips of a loved one in the lies from the darkness, God’s plan for salvation turned on. Without this plan, the jars of clay would have been smashed along with the hopes that Eve held in her heart before the serpent slithered into her life.
Clay seems to last for generations.
People dig up artifacts from our forefathers in hopes of answers to what went wrong in the world. They never mind that sin took the place of truth and hope. They fail to reach to the bottom of the jar to find what creation had initially held. The treasures run deep with truth and life, but we are always searching for a way out with hopes that the jar will pour out grand and sufficient excuses for us to keep going at the pace we have fallen in to.
Eternity goes beyond the strong clay. The Lord holds all things in the palm of His hand. He protects and convicts and allows for us to store these truths in something stronger than any jar could possibly protect.
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When we look at ourselves, we may see that in age, we will become one with the dust before lifted anew. But until that day comes, remind yourself that you can shine brightly in the strength that Jesus has given to you as His precious child.
No jar can lock the treasure of life away. Metaphors only speak for so long, but truth of the kingdom is held on by the King of the World. We are his children, heirs to Him whose riches are grander than any hidden jewel. Our strength lies here.
When I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10