How wonderful and yet difficult it is at the same time to accept what Paul says in II Corinthians 4:7,
“But we have this TREASURE in EARTHEN VESSELS, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves.” The treasure is:
“THE LORD OF GLORY – THE GLORY
OF THE LORD”
The earthen vessels are us believers. Literally – CLAY POTS. That hurts our pride. At least Paul could say that the “Treasure” is in “Ornate Treasure Chests” or something like that. But no, Jesus is the treasure and we are the pots. Jesus is treasured and we are potted. The contrast is stark and intentional. You can’t miss it! This is truly us as pictured above!