2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:20-21‬ ‭‬‬

“In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.”
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2 Timothy‬ ‭2:20-21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Their is an assumption built into our faith that points to an understanding that to live with God is to be the best possible image bearer. With this is the context that to be his image bearer is to be set aside for a purpose that is distinct and noble. This should be the Christian understanding and intention for themselves as they spend this time on earth before fully reaping the reward of relationship with him. Christian’s ought to be assuming a future that is in submission to God’s design but with a noble purpose that defines our rank, station and everyday tasks. Unfortunately, after salvation, Christians often pray for the life of a nobility without the nobleness. Their hope is to be fat, lazy and stupid while the minions support them. This isn’t what Jesus had in mind. Their is nothing noble about serving one’s own appetites, especially off the backs of others. Jesus, instead, shows us a new way to be king. He teaches us humble kingly servanthood. We ought to aspire to the same. As ministers, who by very rank, would seem to imply a noble calling, have a greater responsibility to model Christ’s behavior. It is much easier for us to fall into the trap of creating a Christianity that lacks the nobility it requires.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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