Romans 9:21 KJV “Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?”
One day some dishes were lying around; bowls, pots, pans, spoons, plates, etcetera. Nothing was special about these dishes they were for ordinary everyday use. Then someone set another dish in their midst, a piece of fine China. The other dishes became angry and afraid. Why? The piece of fine China didn’t bother them? He didn’t ridicule them saying things like, “You’re worthless and ordinary, but I’m used for special occasions. Look at me. I’m a piece of fine China.” The fine China didn’t do anything like this. Yet these dishes hated him, and in their rage made up stories (lies) about the fine China to degrade his value. The piece of fine China didn’t let any of this trouble him. He just kept on being himself: fine China.
Why do you think the other dishes hated the fine China so much? Because next to him it was obvious for all to see that they were ordinary. Also the fine China’s brilliance reflected like a mirror so that when the other dishes looked at him they could see themselves; who they really were, not who they pretended to be. All of their flaws from everyday use was apparent, and they knew others could see it too. They felt like the fine china was stealing their shine. But in reality they had no shine to them at all. It was not the fine China’s intention to remind them they were ordinary. But somehow this always occurred. So these set of dishes came up with a plot. They decided to do everything in their power to break the fine China, and shatter him to pieces!
ARE PEOPLE LIKE DISHES?
This is what happens when people are filled with pride: when someone comes around who noticeably stands out they become angry, and afraid. Why? Their shortcomings are shown up. And their insecurities come to light. These people often ACT like they’ve got it goin on! But if they really were special why would they become so angry at someone elses shine? In the same way whenever good is placed right next to evil this happens. Good makes it obvious for all to see just how ugly evil really is! This makes evil very uncomfortable; angry, and afraid, because evil hates being exposed. Evil loves to hide in the dark and pretend to be good, pretend that is has or possesses light.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 KJV “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 2CO11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 2CO11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
Satan and his minions pretend to be light all the time. It is nothing wonderful. But when set right next to what is truly good (or fine China) or the real light, the shine refleting from the fine China exposes the evil dishes as worthless and ordinary. This makes morally corrupt people very angry.
JOHN 3:19-21 AMP “This is the judgment [that is, the cause for indictment, the test by which people are judged, the basis for the sentence]: the Light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For every wrongdoer hates the Light, and does not come to the Light [but shrinks from it] for fear that his [sinful, worthless] activities will be exposed and condemned. But whoever practices truth [and does what is right–morally, ethically, spiritually] comes to the Light, so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are–accomplished in God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence on Him].”
Those who do what is right prove that God is good and real! And this shows that our works are done through Him. Your godly conduct disproves and confounds the world’s lies about God, His son Jesus Christ, and you. Your opponents may never admit this to you. But your good deeds scream volumes to them! This is why they are always trying so hard to corrupt you. You, true brothers and sisters are the fine China. Keep letting your light shine regardless of how much the world hates you.
John 15:18 KJV “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.”
Philippians 1:28 NLT “Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself.”
Psalm 37:12-13 ISV “The wicked person plots against the righteous, and grinds his teeth at him. But the Lord laughs at him because he sees that his day is coming!”
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