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The riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy which He prepared beforehand for His glory. Prt 5.

Friday, January 21, 2011

ROM 9:21, Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use, and another for common use?

vessel means a container for deposits.  Refers to an empty vessel until it is filled pointing to the fact that once Paul was filled with doctrine then he became the Lord’s representative in a very unique way.

In 2CO 4:7, vessels were used to provide an analogy between Bible doctrine resident in the soul and capacity for life among those who are mature believers.

2CO 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 earthen vessel contains something which is the greatest of all treasures which is doctrine resident in the soul and from this doctrine comes great capacity for life.

The Doctrine of the Riches of His Glory upon Vessels of Mercy.

HUMAN vessels as portrayed in the Bible.

Point 1. First of all, the Bible uses vessels as a reference to the doctrine of election where the believer is said to be a chosen vessel unto God.

The word “instrument” in the Greek is the nominative singular noun skeous
which means a vessel or an instrument.

2CO 4:17, that this momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,

2CO 4:18, Because we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

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