Posts Tagged ‘Treasure in jars of clay’

Kingdom of Heaven like Treasure

June 8, 2019

Matthew 13:44 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Hidden Treasure
44 “The kingdom of heaven is like a [very precious] treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field [securing the treasure for himself].
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Luke 8:9-11,15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 Now His disciples began asking Him what this parable{Sower} meant. 10 And He said, “To you [who have been chosen] it has been granted to know and recognize the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that though seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. 11 “Now [the meaning of] the parable is this: The seed is the word of God [concerning eternal salvation]. …
… 15 But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and noble heart, and hold on to it tightly, and bear fruit with patience.

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=> only those who find God’s word, bury it in their hearts{soil in a field} and bear good fruit know Christ and the kingdom of heaven!

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Look how the treasure hid in a field{good soil hearts} is related to treasure in “jars of clay”!
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Ephesians 2:6-7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 And He raised us up together with Him [when we believed], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus, 7 [and He did this] so that in the ages to come He might [clearly] show the immeasurable and unsurpassed riches of His grace in [His] kindness toward us in Christ Jesus [by providing for our redemption].
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2 Corinthians 4:6-7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give us the Light of the knowledge of the glory and majesty of God [clearly revealed] in the face of Christ.
7 But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that the grandeur and surpassing greatness of the power will be [shown to be] from God [His sufficiency] and not from ourselves.

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Luke 17:20-21 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
20 Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He replied to them by saying, The kingdom of God does not come with signs to be observed or with visible display, 21 Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you].
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The kingdom of heaven like treasure hid in a field=>God’s word hidden in hearts{good soil in field} bears good fruit-They know Christ & the kingdom of heaven=>Treasure in “jars of clay”! -2Cor 4:6-7;Mt 13
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Our Daily Bread @ourdailybread Jun 5 …
Through “the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus”, God offers us treasure beyond imagination.
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Clay and Treasure

August 12, 2018

Isaiah 64:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 Yet, O Lord, You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our Potter,
And we all are the work of Your hand.

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Father You are our potter
Rework the clayJer 18:4
Cultivate the soilMt 13:8
Break up fallow groundHos 10:12
Anoint with fresh oilPs 92:10
Strengthen with the bread of Your word
And wine to delightPs 104:15
Poured out compassionLk 10:33-34
Beauty for ashes
Joy to captivate heartsIs 61:3
Stir the embers
Breathe on the sparks
Fan the flame2Tim 1:6
Rekindle desireMt 24:12
Open eyes in Your lightPs 36:9
Revive Your bride
To shine.
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Matthew 5:14-16 New Living Translation (NLT)
14 “You are the light of{Christ to} the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
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2 Corinthians 4:6-7 New Living Translation (NLT)
6 For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.

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Christ In You the Hope of Glory!

December 30, 2011

Jesus Son of God
The radiance of God’s glory
-Heb 1:3
Shining forth in the face of Christ
Treasure in a jar of clay.
-2Cor 4:6-7

The fullness of joy and light
The presence of Christ
Radiant joy beaming forth -Ps 34:5;Acts 2:25-28;Ps 16:8-11

Christ in you, the hope of glory! -Col 1:27

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. -Mt 5:14

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. -Rom 15:13

Hard Pressed

August 3, 2011

2 Corinthians 4:7But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Lord Jesus in the hard times help me to remember, when I am weak You are strong. Help me to rely on, lean on and trust in You, both in and out of hard pressed times. Help me to find joy in knowing that when things are hard for me, Your goodness will always shine through. For even the darkness is not dark to You!

After I prayed the above prayer, I looked up the phrase Even the darkness is not dark to You from Ps 139:12.

The word study gives the sense that there is NO darkness dark enough to hide you from the Lord’s sight or reach. This brought a smile to my face. 🙂

But through the verse before the Lord really touched my heart with the joy only He can bring!

If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” -Ps 139:11.

Another word for overwhelm here is crush! It’s as if the Lord told me not to worry about the overwhelming darkness – there is no circumstance dark enough to crush me or hide me from the Lord’s sight or hand ….

Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me. -Ps 139:10

This I declare of the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him.-Ps 91:2 NLT

Word Study

From NetBible Ps 139:12

  • NASB = Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.
  • Net = even the darkness is not too dark for You to see
  • NLT = but even in darkness I cannot hide from You

From NetBible Ps 139:11

  • NASB = If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,”
    • overwhelm[07779] = to crush, to fall upon

From NetBible Ps 139:10

  • NASB = Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
    • hand[03027] = strength, power
    • lay hold[0270] = grasp, take possession of