Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jars of Clay

But 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

during my morning QT i came across this verse. and it's a verse that is said fairly often so i didn't think much of it but when i read the commentary, the more i thought about it the more it blessed me.

The commentary on this verse writes:
4:7 treasure. A reference to the "knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ" (v.6) as the content of the gospel (v.4). jars of clay. A common metaphor in the ancient world for human weakness. This verse thus restates the central thesis of 2 Corinthians as seen in 1:3-11 and 2:14-17: God trumphs amid human weakness, embodying the principle of Christ's crucifixion.

even though we are weak and have many faults as jars of clay, still God gave us a treasure which we are unworthy to contain. Unable to forgive ourselves or others to the full extent or take away our iniquities (God regarded and treated "our" sin [the sin of all who would believe in Christ] as if our sin belonged not to us but to Christ Himself. Thus Christ "died for all". p.2230 ESV)

for the first time in a long time, He opened my eyes to see how unfair that was. not Christ was "supposed" to die for us. but truly He sacrificed His all to reconcile us to the Father.

He gave His all for me, why is that i cannot do the same for Him? still, He is my treasure even though i am unworthy to contain Him as a jar of clay. Thank you Jesus for this gift in which we are unable to obtain on our own:)

[i dont know why it doesn't show the capitalize the word God in the beginning in that font but please just ignore it==...]

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