“In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes, and some for ignoble” – 2 Tim 2:20 (NIV)
A certain family had two cars, and normally used the one in best condition. However, whenever this family received a request for a car to help out some visiting missionaries, it would send the best car and settle for the one that was less desirable. What is here remarkable that on the other hand many other families at church when asked would just send the car they did not need to help out stranded missionaries.
Isn’t that interesting and don’t we see it so often! How often do we preserve the best for God’s work? In our time keeping do we give God the best hour? Of our finances do we give God the best portion or just the left overs? In our work do we begin by honoring God or we simply recognize God at the end, when all is spent!
Just as in a house there are special vessels for special occasions, let us always keep the best aside for God’s work. After all God has given us the best, our lives, and why assign Him anything less.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven today I pray that you always enable me reserve the very best for your work and glory!