2 Timothy 2:20-21 (NLT)
20 In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. 21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.

In these verses the apostle uses an illustration to help Timothy understand the purpose of living a Godly life. He says in the home there are utensils, some which are everyday use items and some which are used for special occasions. Paul said keep yourself pure and you will be like a special utensil ready for honorable use.

Clean House is the name for a TV show on the Style Channel where experts in cleaning, organizing, remodeling, and painting sweep into a cluttered home with the purpose of leaving it more comfortable, attractive, and livable. The experts face the challenges of clothes strewn across the floor, bulging cabinets, closets filled from top to bottom, filled counter tops, and overflowing kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, and living rooms�not a clean room in the house! The experts� first step is to take an inventory of all the "stuff." Then, decisions are made about what to sell at a yard sale and what to keep. The home�s inhabitants hesitate and hold on to favorite clothes from years gone by, childhood keepsakes, space-taking trivia, but then they yield. The sale is held, and money comes in to help with the makeover. Then the family leaves, and the work begins. Rooms are cleaned out, redone for more efficiency and attractiveness, and repainted. Curtains are hung, cabinets set in, and walls decorated. A transformation takes place, and when the family returns, what a difference it makes! Any nervous anticipation quickly gives way to excitement and laughter when the family sees what�s taken place. "Thank you, thank you," the family says often amid smiles and tears.

In life we need to take an inventory and clean up our hearts. There are some repairs and remodeling to be done. And fortunately like the families above we have an expert in our life to help, Jesus Christ, who can transform us in a marvelous way.