Honorable use. 3.10.11 & 5.31.12
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. 2 Timothy 2: 20,21
Logically this verse makes some sense…if God is concerned with displaying His glory and His name, I have to imagine he is concerned with the quality of what is being put on display. Just like a fine home, where the fine china is placed in a cabinet for all to see and lower quality stuff is placed away in drawers. Pure, clean, excellent men are at least prepared for honorable use, if its Gods will, being high quality reflections of God and his character. Just like the character of the plate determines its use, how much greater from God’s vantage point does the character of the man determine his usefulness. Action. My sons, cultivation of Godly character is the great pursuit of life, look to God for the example not those around you…for excellence of character is rarer than gold, 99.9% of those around you care little for it. Great godly men compare their character to God’s which they can never match, working to reflect it more and more over it time…while the vast majority compare it only to those around them.