Then the word of the Lord came to me saying,
“Can I not, o house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does?”…….
“Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand.
so are you in my hand. o house of Israel.
Jeremiah 18 : 3-6.
Every time we refer to moulding a piece of clay into a lovely bowl or vase on a potter’s wheel – we can’t but think of Jeremiah. As he witnessed the potter at work, God wanted to give him a spiritual lesson. Instead of throwing away the clay, the potter remoulded it while it was still pliable.
From this lesson Jeremiah realized that God was the Potter and Israel was the clay.
Today, God is still the Potter although the clay represents people God will not mould us against our wills. To be made into an honorable vessel requires pain at times. A potter uses sharp tools and a whirling wheel to shape the clay. He uses fire to permanently harden and protect the vessel.
To obtain the best results no step can be eliminated.
In the same way – God is in the process of making a people for His glory – persons created in His image – with His mind. Like a potter He is working with the clay of our lives, forming and reforming us until, finally, He has shaped a redeemed vessel fit for a kingdom.
I Thank the Divine Potter for His skilfull, loving hands that are willing and eager to mould us-trying to make something of our confused, distressed and rebellious lumps of clay.
Have a Blessed Day.
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