(2Cor 4:7) “…We have this treasure in earthen vessels”
Here Paul is reminding his readers of the great privilege they have in being a child of God. The moment one repents of their sin and accepts the truth that Jesus is their ONLY HOPE for forgiveness with God a marvelous transaction occurs. That which was spiritually dead within the person is born again. Where we were dead in trespasses and sins we are now made alive. That which makes us alive is none other than the Spirit of the Living God. While there remains nothing good in us there is, at the same time, a special Treasure that we now possess. The Holy Spirit of God takes up permanent residence within the new believer and now, though your flesh remains corrupt and decaying, yet that body is now the storehouse of Almighty God in the person of the Holy Spirit. No matter what others may say about you, please remember that you have an unbelievable Treasure in your earthen vessel. You are not worthless to God, you are the very temple in which He dwells! Be encouraged, God wants to work through you today!