Dirt and the leftover “dross” (5509) from smelted silver is a pretty low piece of work. We have little trouble seeing this is the world around us. Look at the people who draw the praises of the masses. Rotten to the core and painted with the tainted.
But how often does this describe how we try to live our lives? We don’t have much trouble with the “potsherd” (earthen vessel NASB) (2789). The picture is given to us in the NT.
(2 Corinthians 4:7 KJV) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.All branches of Christianity agree that we are sinners and far from the ideal.
But what do we use to decorate the outside of our lives. Some people think they can take the colors of the world and the colors of God and mix them together. Did you ever try that in art class or as a child with water colors? When you get the two it comes out a brownish gray that totally confuses my level of color blindness. Our lives become colored with trash pigment. In a word, dross.
So? Make up your mind. Are you going to immerse yourself in the literature and music of God or of the world? Dross or gold? Today might be a good time to start that redecorating project.