Anyways, yesterday we got to chatting abit and we ended up talking abit about God. I mentioned to him about if we love God that we need to live the way that God wants us to. This man is by no means a believer...I do have high hopes for him though. Anyways, he agreed with me, and said...Suppose if we don't we'll burn in hell right. I said, yep, that's basically how it goes. And that's how I left it, I suppose I could have asked him more, but that just seems a good place to leave it. He's hoping to come over sometime this week to let his grandchildren play with bunnies.
I mention that because 1. It be good to pray for him to see the light of God's glory for himself. and 2. because when I read today's passage I was drawn to think of him again.
20Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.Do you see it? How we need to keep ourselves away from the dishonourable? By doing so, we keep ourselves ready for useful, help, good works?
It's part of living the way God wants us to.
If we allow ourselves to be immersed in the 'ick' of life then how can God use us for that which we are intended for?
A gold pot used as a potty is not going to be used as a fruit dish now is it?
Or a silver pot used for washing dishes isn't going to hold some roast lamb either!
Keep yourself clean. Free from dishonourable uses. Be willing to be set apart, to be used for holy things, useful things, ready for every good work that God sets before you.
I'm learning more and more about what that means. Seems a bit mind boggling sometimes. But it is done, one day at a time...just choosing...is this a honourable use of my time or not?