Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver bowls, but also those of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable.
So if anyone purifies himself from anything dishonorable, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
We are not saved by our own works. That truth is worth repeating in a world that establishes our value by what we do and how well we do it.
There is profit however in purifying yourself from things that are dishonorable. Daily choices that shun unrighteousness open the door for you to be a "special instrument" which is set apart and useful to the Master!
So when you are confronted with a choice that gives you an opportunity to stay away from something dishonorable recognize that when you do God is presented with a special instrument through whom He can work! It is indeed a very motivating thought.