Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is shameful, he will be a vessel for honorable use, consecrated as holy, useful to the owner of the house, and ready for every good work.
2 Timothy 2:21 (NIV)
Have you heard the phrase “you are what you eat”? It is true. If you eat healthy food, your body will be healthy. On the other hand, if all you eat is junk, you will eventually end up sick. We all know it, but sadly, we do not seem to understand it. Hence, the looks of surprise of some people when after eating bacon for weeks, they discover they have high cholesterol.
The Bible teaches us that we are vessels. Our spirits, our souls, and our bodies are very special containers. We retain what we put in us, and because we have the breadth of God in us; we give life to what is in us. Our bodies transform food into energy, our souls transform positive words into good emotions or feelings, and our spirits can transform those good feelings into worship.
Unfortunately, we also bring negative things to life. Souls exposed to things like scary or violent movies, profane or abusive language or negative thoughts produce emotions like fear, anger, and hate. Our spirits have an amazing ability to transform pride and resentment into idolatry and rebellion.
That is why it is extremely important to pay attention to what we expose ourselves. Eventually, everything we allow in us will bless or break us. It will also bless or break the people around us. Child of God, if we want to be vessels of honor, the Bible asks us to cleanse ourselves of everything shameful. Be careful what you allow in your life and the life of your family.
Everything we consume, look at, listen to or do are seeds that produce a harvest. Do your best to avoid seeing, hearing, or doing anything ungodly. What comes into our lives can turn us into vessels of honor or trashcans.
MY ADVICE THIS WEEK
Examine the shows you watch, the music you listen to, the conversations you allow around you, and the foods you eat. Get rid of everything that is not honorable.