Christ the Potter
Psalms 139:14 tells us that we are ” fearfully and wonderfully made.” But I am sure that, if you are like me, there are times in your life when you doubted if this was really true. However, Jeremiah 18:6 says, ” Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand…”
Christ is our Potter and we are the clay, Isa. 64:8. Scripture also tells us that we are made in His image. There are 3 things that we can glean from this relationship of the Potter and the clay.
1. WE ARE SAFE IN HIS HANDS
The Potter’s hand is the safest place for the clay (Jer. 18:7) 1 Peter 3:12 says, “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” We are safe in the hands of the Lord because ” The Lord is my Shepherd; I have everything that I need.” Ps.23:1 GNB
2. WE ARE SHAPED BY HIS HANDS
The Potter has total control over the shape of the clay. The clay can never say to the Potter, “He knows nothing” (Isa. 29:16) The Potter would continue to mold and if the clay begins to harden, He crushes it down, adding more water and begins anew. At times the Potter has to remove tiny stones or thorns for they are a hindrance in shaping the clay. We need to thank God for the process of being shaped.
3. WE ARE TO SERVE FOR HIS USE
Acts 9:15 says, “You are a chosen vessel of God…” In Rom. 9:21, we are told that the Potter has the power to make one vessel to honor and another to dishonor. 2 Tim. 2: 21 says, “…he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified (set apart) and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.” We are not made for ourselves, but for His use. We are made ready for every good, caring, and compassionate work of the Lord.
So the next time you are feeling down, depressed, and a failure, remember the shaping of the Potter and that you are made useful for the Master. God does not create junk!
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