2 Tim 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
2 Sam 3:1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
God is calling us to be a great house and if we are going to be a great house then we are going to have all kinds of people in this house. There will be some to honor and some to dishonor. In other words in the church there will some that have it all together, then there will be those that don’t have everything exactly right.
I’ve come to realize that if I’m going to be apart of a church that everybody is the same, then I’m going to be apart of a small church. It’s in a great house where there is all kinds of vessels. Now this isn’t an excuse to live a life of dishonor , for the Bibles says that we should purge ourselves of these things, but not everyone is going to pursue this. It’s in the kingdom of God that He desires vessels of honor.
Now speaking here about the house we must understand that a house is a physical structure and it has foundation, walls, ceilings, doors and roof. In the Word of God if someone was to speak of the house of something or an individual it could have meant or been speaking of a bloodline. For example: The House of David. When this statement is made it is speaking of similar DNA or similar belief system, philosophy, values and principles. Notice that the scripture says that the house of David grew stronger and stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker. This isn’t speaking about a house that someone lives in or even the bloodline of, but written to a group of people that had ascribed to there leadership.
During this writing David hadn’t had any great bloodline yet and Saul has at this time only a few children. So how does one house grow greater and greater and one grow weaker and weaker. I personally don’t think that this has anything to do with somebody having more children than someone else, but the people aligned themselves to the values, principles and belief system of either David or Saul
Those aligning themselves with the values, principles and beliefs of David were out numbering those that was ascribing to the values of Saul. Today in your daily routine why don’t you think about the things that separated the nature of these two men. I think you will then see why one grew stronger, while the other grew weaker.