Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The creature has no more right to challenge the creator than a pot has to challenge the potter.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
The illustration of the potter and the clay is a beautiful one, but don’t ascribe to God the characteristics of a human potter. God does not work by whim, or get tired, or change. Which vessel you will be is up to your volition.
JER 18:4 And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do. (ESV)
JER 18:4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. (NIV)
Even though we are always in God’s hands we can choose to go negative toward His word and spoil like a lump of clay that spins out of control. And then God is forced to make us something that He didn’t initially desire but is now forced to make.
You make the decisions in the privacy of your soul (R Lobe) and depending on those decisions you allow the Just Potter to make a beautiful or a common vessel.
ROM 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God,
You don’t make the vessel what it is, you allow God to make something awesome and unique (as no two vessels, even the best ones, are identical) out of you.
Rebounding and faith in the word of God and the plan of God is what it takes to become clay that responds to the Father’s gracious touch. And faith is a non-meritorious system.
Through positive volition towards the F/HS, BD, and the PPOG you can smile at the future with complete confidence in the priceless work of the Master’s hand.
ROM 9:19 You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?"