2 Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.
I think I came upon this verse while in college in the late 70’s.
I’ll ask you to do as I did and look around your house.
There are picture frames on the walls with photos of parents or children.
A vase that holds real flowers every so often or artificial flowers all the time.
Coffee tables with magazine or an end table with a lamp.
Perhaps you have a place with some “special” things like great-grandmother’s’ thimble, grandpa’s pocketwatch, or some cute ceramic angels.
In the other room is a white toilet.
A vase and a toilet are both useful – one is on display and not touched or used, while the other is hidden away from view and used several times a day.
Some vessels for honor and some for dishonor.
I always thought the most important person in church was the one vacuuming, sweeping, and cleaning everything.
A thankless job.
The pastor’s sermon gets live-streamed but not the vacuuming of the sanctuary.
The praise team is featured before the service but not the one that takes out the garbage every week.
If the vacuuming didn’t happen; if the garbage piled up and the bathroom was filthy, then everyone would realize the importance of that one person.
Whatever kind of vessel-for-the-Lord you are, you are important in the Kingdom of God.
Each of us has a duty for God.