2 Corinthians 4:7 (TLB)
But this precious treasure — this light and power that now shine within us — is held in a perishable container, that is, in our weak bodies. Everyone can see that the glorious power within must be from God and is not our own.
The number one rule of hiding a piece is to find the least likely spot to be searched; the piece is likely to be safe therein. Since everyone probably knows this rule, searching will very likely be conducted in the unexpected places. That has left us keeping pieces with as much security as available, even if its location is obvious.
God keeps treasures in the least expected containers, not for the purpose of security or not being found, but for the sake of ownership of the treasure. He makes it obvious to the daftest person alive, that such treasures definitely did not originate from the container in which it’s found.
God is a master when it comes to confounding wisdom. He specializes in bringing out the extraordinary from less than ordinary, glory from debris, shine from scum, beauty from ashes. He works behind the scenes to achieve these things. His functioning isn’t tied to the sophistication of the channel/container used.
There are myriads of treasures by the way of gifts, talents and ministries which God endows on even the least regarded of the human lot. If you ever find someone considered to amount to nothing, no good use whatsoever, such is the perfect specification for God to deposit invaluable treasures. It makes sense, God won’t have to wrestle with such to take glory; little or no chance of ‘Plagiarism’!
Do you, my friend actually amount to something and highly respected among men? You aren’t disqualified from having treasures deposited. Just assume the place of nothingness despite all you’ve got already (indeed what do you have that you did not receive?) Let God be assured He won’t be getting into the ring with you when it’s time for glory. The glory always belongs to Him.
It is for glory sake that God keeps/stores His treasures in clay pots (breakable, re-fashionable and hardly aesthetic) – how many people really give a 2nd look to clay pots? Except it contains something of interest? An empty gold vase has better chances of being gazed at.
It is not just with us that God demonstrates this feat. When God would dwell amongst us to deliver us from sin, He chose our frame and poured ALL of HIMSELF into that frame – we called that combo Jesus Christ.
Colossians 2:9 (TLB) For in Christ there is all of God in a human body;
God lived amongst us, in a feeble frame, treasure and power-laden.
So friends, I got treasures I hope to keep sharing on here – I need not explain again that the treasures aren’t mine. Look on those treasures and ignore their resistible vessel, rather, focus on the source from whom all treasures flow, the very God of all.
Thanks for reading,
a grateful claypot.