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  • Allen Domelle

Vessel of Pleasure


Jeremiah 22:28

Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?

God did not create us to fulfill our pleasure, but to be a vessel to fulfill His pleasure with our lives. For me to live life for myself is to make myself a vessel of no pleasure. I would hate to live my life knowing that God gets no pleasure out of my life. I want to live my life in such a way that God takes pleasure in my life.

God shows in the verse above that Coniah was a vessel wherein is no pleasure. Revelation 4:11 teaches, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Notice that we were created for God’s pleasure. Coniah lived his life in such a manner that God received no joy out of his life. The Scriptures teach five things that show what we can do to become a vessel of pleasure. Let me share these five things with you.

First, God takes pleasure in the vessel that fears the LORD. Psalm 147:11 teaches, The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him,… To fear the LORD is to take His power and use it for His glory. I should live my life acknowledging the power of God and what it can do to my life if I sin, or what it can do through my life if I yield my life to Him. God takes pleasure in those who live their life in the fear of the LORD.

Second, God takes pleasure in the vessel that lives in His will. 2 Thessalonians 1:11 teaches, Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: My purpose for living should be to find what God created me to do, and to live my life doing His will. God created you for a purpose, and He will receive no pleasure in your life if you don't live for that purpose.

Third, God takes pleasure in the life that wins souls. Isaiah 53:10 shows, Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. Why did Jesus come to earth? He came to die for sins so that mankind can be saved. Christ’s last command to the church was to go to the world to reach the lost. You cannot give God pleasure with your life if you do not win souls to Christ, for His pleasure is for souls to be saved.

Fourth, God takes pleasure in the life that lives by faith. Hebrews 11:6 teaches, But without faith it is impossible to please him:… The faith life is a life that God truly enjoys because it is a life that is totally dependent on Him for its existence. God wants the believer to live their life by faith so that they will live their life totally trusting Him for everything.

Fifth, God takes pleasure in the life that does great works. Psalm 11:2 teaches, The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. The life of faith always results in a life that produces great works for God. Why does God take pleasure in this type of life? Because He gets the glory in all that is done through the life that does great works by faith in Him. My friend, God has a right to tell the vessel what to do because He created and owns the vessel. You need to ask yourself: is God getting pleasure with your life? That should be your focus for life.

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