February 18, 2021
In these verses, Paul talks about the treasure we have, which is Jesus Christ, inside of us, our earthen vessels. We have a treasure that is far greater than the treasures of this world. This world's treasures are temporal and don't give true peace, love, hope, and happiness. During troublesome times in life, those treasures can do nothing for us, which is why it is far greater to have Jesus Christ in our life because He gives true peace, comfort, love, and joy into our lives. Paul tells the church in Corinth not to stress over the troubles that may surround them because they have a treasure in their life that will be their strength, defender, and deliverer. Troubles will surround us throughout our lives, but we should not stress about them because of the treasure we have within us. Don't let troubles run you away from the Bible, church, and your walk with God, but instead, let them make you run more fervently to the Lord, His Word, and His church. God is your burden bearer, and He wants to help you during those times in life when we want to give up. Run to the Lord because He is our strong tower. Don't allow the troubles of life to stress you because God is on our side.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 4:7-8 (KJV)
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