Useful to the Master
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Useful to the Master

From Series: Guard the Truth, Volume 2

2 Timothy 2:20-22  (ID: 3045)

The Lord Jesus asserts His right over every vessel which He chooses to use, for He is the Master of the house, His church. In this message, Alistair Begg unpacks Paul’s metaphor of the honorable and dishonorable vessels in 2 Timothy 2 to inspire us to faithful service. To be the Lord’s vessel is a privilege for which we prepare by pursuing holiness and fleeing sin. We seek to live in the righteousness provided for us by Christ, for the privilege of our usefulness is tied to this pursuit.


20Now 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. 21Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable,4 he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

22So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Copyright © 2022, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.