“But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”
To most of us a lump of clay is just a pile of dirt, but an artist sees the potential that lies within the clay before it even becomes the work of his hands.
As clay within the Potter’s hand, we are in the hand of the Lord.
He is the Potter. We are the clay.
“O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.”
The Potter transforms and fashions the clay according to His will. Who are we to question what He is doing in our lives? Though we may not understand, He is working all things for our good and His glory.
“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,”
When sin gets in our lives, we become marred and need to be reworked on the Potter’s wheel before we become a vessel of dishonour. The clay must submit to the will of the Potter in order to be used. Shall we not submit to the Lord’s will for our lives?
You may see yourself or your life as just a lump of clay, but the Lord sees your potential. Don’t allow the devil to convince you otherwise. Trust the hands of the Potter as He molds you into His image.
Isaiah 31-32 | Romans 9 | Psalm 58
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