Treasure in earthen vessels
2 Corinthians 4:7 in the New Living Translation says “we now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves”
What a great comfort this verse is. Though we are like fragile clay jars – we contain this great treasure which is the power of our Almighty God. “Christ in you the hope of glory” Colossians 1:27.
Philippians 2:13 in the amplified version says “(Not in your own strength), for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you (energizing and creating in you the power and desire) both to work and to will for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight”.
How amazing is our God! This verse says He is energizing us as well as creating power and desire so that we can bring Him pleasure.
2 Corinthians 2:14 NKJV says “Now thanks be to God Who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”
What an encouragement to know that as we continually look to Him, He provides all we need to walk in triumph, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Christ in every place.