June 15th, 2017
Like A Broken Vessel
Psalm 31:12 (KJB) I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
A broken vessel is not of use as it was originally intended.
This verse, recorded by David, implies he felt his life was over, was not valuable, and was like a broken bottle not good for anything.
Perhaps David felt he would be better off dead because he was not useable for anything.
Likely you and I have felt worthless a time or two. That is why mankind should not base his life on his feelings or his circumstances. Often, emotions lead us in a direction that is far removed from the truth of God.
God never sees any man as worthless or good for nothing.
David learned his life was valuable and was quite useable by God despite any apparent cracks and fissures. In fact, God has a specific will for every life, even his. Certainly, God sees intrinsic value in every life. Even when things seem to be falling apart all around us and our life seems worthless and without any purpose God’s will for our lives never fades or fizzles away.
David’s life was valuable and over time proved to be of remarkable service to God according to His will.