The Indiana Jones movie “In Search of the Holy Grail” has a scene where he has entered this ancient temple and found his way to a chamber with many chalices, one of which is the “Cup of the Lord Jesus,” used by Him at the last supper. The problem was which one belonged to Christ? Choose the wrong one and death was certain.
The cup of the Lord was among many other chalices that were beautiful works of art, made with gold and silver, and some with embedded gems. The Lord’s cup was a very simple cup, made of wood with no engravings at all. Indiana choose that cup to drink from, because that was what a carpenter would have drank from…something humble, non-descript, just practical enough to serve the function of delivering the beverage, the whole point of the cup.
It is not hard to grasp the intent of the Apostle’s word above, is it? The cup is not the treasure…what people use cups for is to drink beverages from. We are the earthen vessels, made of clay/pottery! God made us that way so that we wouldn’t all get all the attention over how beautiful all our “cups” are. Rather, the emphasis for the believer would be the “treasure” within. In another place the body of a believer is referred to as “the temple of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16).
You want people talking about your body or the Treasure inside?