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What Do Earthen Vessels and Glass Jars Have to Do With Each Other

Today I’m thinking about a favorite Scripture of mine from 2 Corinthians 4:5-7, 15.  St. Paul wrote to the people in the churches he founded and continued to visit for as long as he possibly could.  His words ring true for us as well.  Here’s the passage:

“What we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us…For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.”

This is the sum of what St. Paul preached.  His words still echo in our hearts today.  The truth that he’s preaching rings deep chimes,...

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