Luke 6:12-16: The Twelve Apostles: Part Two
2 Cor. 4:7, ‘But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.’ Paul is talking about the treasure of the knowledge of God in the gospel having been put into the jars of clay of the sinful apostles. He tells us that God delights to use the weak things so that His power is evident. The twelve apostles are a menagerie of jars of clay, each is earthy and ugly, bearing all the imperfections of being made by hand, each item is completely unique from the next, each is fragile and breakable. Each is nothing in himself but is important for the purpose of being a vessel to bring what God is offering to the world through them.
We are continuing our look at Luke 6:12-16 we will be looking at the last 8 apostles mentioned in the list.