VESSELS AND UTENSILS
A friend's wife just had a stroke that left her almost inanimate and near lifeless, at least in his eyes. Trying to reason why God would have this happen has cause hatred to appear towards God and His reason(s). She inhabits a vessel that has a purpose in God's eyes and until that purpose if fulfilled she lives in that body as she does. I pray that the Holy Spirit co-habitat's that vessel with her.
Implements or containers ordinarily used as in, for example, the Temple service or household activities. Vessels are utensils designed for holding dry or liquid products. A number of vessels and other utensils are mentioned in the Bible.
Vessel is that which is used for a purpose and God's choice of vessels is the human. Made in His image and likeness, male and female, married and complimenting Him and each other for a purpose outlined by Him in the opening verses of the Bible. He uses both saved and unsaved. The saved is used for spiritual purposes and therefore is required to cleanse the vessel that the human inhabits. Marriage enters into this picture of vessels used for the others purposes. As the bride of Christ. Marriage cannot be understood outside the usage of vessels. Saul was said to be a vessel for the Lord's use in Acts 9:15. Rom. 9:21 says they might be chosen for either honorable or dishonorable service but serve they do. 1 Thess. 4:4 says we are to sanctify our vessel being that we co-habitate with the Holy Spirit. Our vessel needs sanctification, separation to its ultimate intention by cleansing; and that sanctification is communicated by the coming of God, and by the purifying splendor of His glory and is always the outcome of the coming of the cleansing, purifying glory of God - 1 Thess. 3:13. Vessel has a dual function since salvation - 1 Cor. 6:13. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. Our bodies are members of Christ for His use. Wives are known by God to be the weaker vessel as seen with Christ and His bride who is weak as compared to Him - 1 Pet. 3:7.