But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also [utensils] of wood and earthenware, and some for honorable and noble [use] and some for menial and ignoble [use].21 So whoever cleanses himself [from what is ignoble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences] will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work.2 Timothy 2:20-21(AMPC)
The great house here is life as lived in this world.
We can be vessels of Honor or dishonor depending on the paths of life or lifestyle we each choose to take and live based on how we see, and what we believe about ourselves.
We can choose to see, and believe the best of ourselves, with the outcome of living the best in life. These are the vessels of gold and silver that are for honor, noble, extraordinary or special purposes.
On the other hand, when we see and believe the worst of ourselves, we end up living the worst in life. These are the vessels of wood and clay that are for dishonor, ignoble, ordinary or common purposes.
The only way we can see and believe the best of ourselves is when we see ourselves the way God sees us and believe what God believes about us. God is love, He always believes the best of us. He demonstrated and proved this from the price He paid in redeeming us. He gave us his Son.
Seeing our value, our worth as equal to the very price God paid for our redemption is how we believe and see the best of ourselves. This is how we cleanse or separate ourselves from what is dishonorable, common, ordinary and turn out to be vessels of honor, sanctified, useful for the Master, prepared for every good work – 2Timothy2:21.
When you see and believe about your self as one who is loved, valued, cared for, useful, you will live as one loved, valued, cared for, useful. Those qualities will be exhibited in your life. You will beam those same qualities onto others around you. You will see and believe about others as loved, valued, cared for and useful. You will treat them as such. That’s what being a vessel of honor is all about.
On the contrary when we believe the lies of the enemy that based on what has happened to us, what we are going through, and what we have done, we are not loved, valued, cared for, and useful, that’s the path and lifestyle we will take. We will also project the same onto others around us. That’s what’s meant by being a vessel of dishonor. A vessel is a container for carrying something. Choose to carry the love, the light and life that makes the world a better place.