We are like common clay jars that carry this glorious treasure within, so that the extraordinary overflow of power will be seen as God’s, not ours. Though we experience every kind of pressure, we’re not crushed. At times we don’t know what to do, but quitting is not an option. We are persecuted by others, but God has not forsaken us. We may be knocked down, but not out. 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (TPT)
I bet we’ve all heard about the story of Samson the great judge of Israel. If not, well here is a synopsis, before Samson was born, his birth was announced by the Angel of the Lord to his parents, his mother was barren and his birth was a miracle. Samson was born a special child, a nazirite from birth, he couldn’t cut his hair nor drink wine. From his birth to his death he was separated unto rest. Samson’s destiny was to deliver his people from slavery.
The Lord blessed Samson with incredible strength to fulfil his purpose. His strength was attached in his hair hence he couldn’t cut it. Samson growing up a nazitite, he was different from other children, as a result rejection manifested in his life. This was evident through his weakness with women, that ultimately lead to his downfall. Samson did not consider his amazing destiny, he replaced his destiny with delailah and he fell from being a powerful mighty warrior of the Lord, to a prisoner of the Philistines whose eyes were gorged out.
Regardless of Samson’s weakness, the Lord never abandoned him, He is gracious and faithful. The Lord restored Samson’s strength one last time. Samson’s ended up destroying more Philistines on his death than when he ever lived. He glorified the Lord in this.
Samson’s life stands out despite his weakness, stands out because he was an excellent example of a jar of clay carrying treasure within himself. This treasure is God the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit, Samson was empowered to do mighty exploits for God, from destroying the gate of the Philistines to killing many people at his death than when he was alive.
Beloved child of God, you too are a jar of clay pot which carries treasure. This means that we house the Holy Spirit in our moral bodies. Though moral we hve immorality in us, through the Holy Spirit living and breathing in us. The Holy Spirit is greater and more powerful who than the enemy we face in the world. He is thd third part of yhe trinity, He is God. Therefore we should himbly submit to His guidance and obey, His will for our life. We should love snd trust Him.
Meditate on: But God has selected [for His purpose] the foolish things of the world to shame the wise [revealing their ignorance], and God has selected [for His purpose] the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong [revealing their frailty]. God has selected [for His purpose] the insignificant (base) things of the world, and the things that are despised and treated with contempt, [even] the things that are nothing, so that He might reduce to nothing the things that are, so that no one may [be able to] boast in the presence of God. 1 Cor 1:27-29 (TPT)