“…for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, says the Lord.” – Jeremiah 48:25.
Jeremiah 48 is a lengthy judgment from God against the nation of Moab. They were arrogant, idolatrous, and had thrown a party when Babylon captured Jerusalem.
God’s indictment against them in v25 struck a cord this morning.
I want to be a vessel that brings God pleasure 🙂
This thought brought to mind another verse.
“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth, and some to honour, and some to dishonor. If a man therefore purge himself from these things, he shall be a vessel unto honor…” – 2 Timothy 2:20-21a
Since I wanted to be a vessel of honor, I had to check out what things I need to purge from myself. It was an interesting list in 2 Timothy 2.
v14-15 – Don’t engage in dumb arguments that beat people down. Instead, study God’s Word!
v16-19 – Don’t engage in poisonous conversations. Instead, depart from these things!
v22 – Don’t pursue the cravings of youth. Instead, pursue things that are right. Pursue being someone others can count on. Pursue loving others. Pursue harmonious relationships with those around you. Pursue hanging out with people who are doing the same!
I’m so thankful for little nuggets like these from the Old Testament. For daily reminders of what’s most important.
Loving God and doing what He says.
However today began, take a moment now and set your heart to be a vessel of honor that pleases the Lord with the rest of your day. He loves you and has so much better for you than you could ever plan.