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8 September 2023 ‘And has not been emptied from vessel to vessel.’ Jeremiah 48:11 NKJV

God said, ‘Moab has been at ease from his youth; he has settled on his dregs, and has not been emptied [or poured] from vessel to vessel…Therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent has not changed.’ This Scripture paints two pictures for us; one is natural and the other is spiritual. In the natural picture, we see how wine is made by being poured from one vessel into another. In the spiritual picture, we see how God changes us by pouring us from one experience into another. And just as in winemaking, when the wine is poured out of one vessel into another, it leaves behind the dregs, impurities which must be removed in order to produce a good vintage. And just like a fine wine, God will allow us to be poured into situations that reveal our weaknesses so that we can work on them. And no matter how uncomfortable it is or how much we want to escape, God won’t let us until our issues have been dealt with. We’ll know we’ve been successful when we leave them behind to enter the next new experience. In the winemaking process, the wine doesn’t spend the same amount of time in each vessel. That’s because each vessel serves a different purpose. Only the winemaker knows the purpose of each vessel, and therefore determines the amount of time needed in it. If you’re being poured from one experience into another, read this: ‘Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ’ (Philippians 1:6 NKJV). Even if you feel you’re too full of impurities to be any use, God won’t give up on you.


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