Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. – 2 Timothy 2:20-21
If someone tells you you’re capable of, or even are, being an instrument used for noble purposes, it has to flatter you some. Yet, if it flatters you, then there’s still work to do.
The reality is that the more noble one becomes the less it matters to them that they are viewed as worthy. That’s how God’s kingdom works.
Those closest to the king are the most humble about being there. Knowing they do not deserve it. Knowing that the king they serve is so beyond them it’s incomparable, incomprehensible, and inexplicable.
And, this king, is the type of person that lays down his rights and royalties to be with his people. He even laid down his life to redeem his people who wronged Him. This is the stuff of true nobility.
So am I saying this all just because I know to say it to sound more noble, or because it’s just true and real in me? Well… yes.