2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
Inside of every child of God is the greatest Treasure in the universe. The Lord Jesus Christ. Isn’t it funny how the people of God can be so easily sidetracked by the false glamor of this world, when inside of us is the greatest Treasure of all, Jesus Christ. But note beloved that there is power associated with the treasure. Not just any power, but excellent power. God has placed within us a power that is sufficient for whatever our days brings. Acts 1.8 and Zechariah 4.6 are a couple of precious “power” passages to meditate on.
Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Zechariah 4:6 “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
Divine power for daily strength. This matter of power was the basis of Paul’s prayer to the saints there in Eph 1.19 “And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places].”
We need to understand that the meaning of this power is not like the power required to lifting weights. This power is the ability to live out the will of God. While Paul was in prison, he could do all things through Christ a Who strengthened him. The primary purpose of this excellent power is given to us that we might display the treasure within us, our Lord Jesus Christ. Truly, Proverbs 15:6 In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: Jesus Christ.