“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some of honour, and some to dishonour” (II Timothy 2:20). There are different vessels for the Lord’s service – vessels of grace and of disgrace. The only way that we can become vessels unto honor is to have godly thinking in our minds.
David Livingston used to say that he ate, drank and slept for the people he ministered to. He said he was dead to anything else. We need to allow God’s Word to sanctify us (set us apart), and make us available for the Kingdom of God just as David Livingston was. We must remember – it is only when the furnace becomes hot that the Word of God is revealed in our lives.
How does a Christian come to know his calling in God’s work? He becomes sanctified by the Word of God. He finds that there is no need to be concerned with the details of life, for God arranges them (2); (3).
God continually works His life in us through His Word so that we will be vessels of honor fit for His service. “And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory ” (Romans 9:23).