2 Timothy 2:20-22
“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
-Gold & silver articles are often associated with honor while wood & clay are deemed more inferior to them. These materials were either used to honor God or dishonor Him. The ark of the covenant was made of wood & gold, just like the first Jerusalem temple which was constructed & decorated by a mix of gold, stone & different kinds of wood with the holiest places made of gold, a sign of honoring God. Pure gold has been used to make the streets of the New Jerusalem according to Rev 21:21. On the flip side, foreign gods were made using the same materials to dishonor God as it is today. The holiest places where gold & silver was used can be compared to the spirit man as they are considered the purest materials & highly valued as opposed to wood & clay which can be attributed to the body. This makes a clear distinction between that which defiles & that which edifies for the good works of righteousness, faith, love & peace that we have been called to uphold; for youthful lusts only lead to Sheol.
Our Father full of mercy & compassion, have mercy on us & on the whole world. We repent of all our sins Lord, sins of our youth, sins that we have done knowingly, those we have done unknowingly & sins of the whole world. Cleanse us by Your precious blood Father that we may become pure & remember our iniquity no more. Guide us & all the lost sheep who do not believe in You our good Shepherd & train us in righteousness that we may live in faith, love & peace Lord; until we inherit that which You have promised us. We praise You & glorify Your name on high. Amen
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