But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honour and some for dishonour. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honour, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.

2 Timothy 2:20-21

 A vessel unto honour simply means being a vessel that serves a divine purpose, which is an assignment given to only trusted and faithful stewards. It simply translates to being a representative of a course bigger than your own. As a believer, we all have a mandate over us to represent God’s interest in all that we do and all that we are engaged in. We have all received this mandate to shine on the glory of God to men and ultimately lead them to God.

 So how do we become a vessel of honour? First, it is by recognizing that we have been chosen and qualified to be vessels. The qualification, however, did not come as a result of our work but was gifted by divine providence. This means we did not do anything to qualify, but God just chose us and made us vessels of honour because we believe in Jesus Christ. This would then mean that, for all of us who are in Christ, who believe in Christ and confessed his sonship and lordship we are already vessels of honour, because we have all received God’s precious gift which is the Holy Spirit. 

Additionally, even though we have all been chosen, there is a responsibility and assignment hanging over us, which further justifies the honour placed on us. This responsibility is to live up to the status of the person we represent. i.e., we do only things He would do and not bother to consider doing things He wouldn’t do. As God’s vessel and representative, we only live by the regulations He has given us and represent Him to the best of His status. Which would mean that we do everything to get into the character and the consciousness that we are God’s representative on earth. That gives us the knowledge that there is an expectation hanging over us and we can’t choose to be careless because the effect falls back on the race we represent.

This is our reality fellow believers. Peter in his first epistle says, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light;” (1 peter 2:9). It is time to wake up to this call brethren, we are all on this assignment together.


DECLARATION: I am a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own special person, and I proclaim the praises of Him who called me out of darkness into His marvelous light.



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