Clay In The Master’s Hands—Day 5

By on Apr 20, 2018 in Clay In The Master's Hands |

Clay In The Master’s Hands—Day 5 Jeremiah 18: 1-4 “The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord saying, Arise go down to the potter’s house, and there I will announce My words to you. Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something on the wheel. But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.” As we conclude this week’s devotional, the one thing that captures my attention is, “God can do with people what a potter does with clay.” Having five children, I have seen my share of clay in their little hands. From dishes to superheroes, and most recently, Yana made me a cake using clay. Yana asked, “Do you like this cake I made for you?” I asked, “What kind is it?” she replied, “What kind do...

Clay In The Master’s Hands—Day 4

By on Apr 19, 2018 in Clay In The Master's Hands |

Clay In The Master’s Hands—Day 4 Jeremiah 18: 1-4, 12 “But they will say, it’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of our evil heart.”  As we begin today’s devotional, let us meditate on this thought: We are clay in the hands of the potter and as clay we must trust the sovereignty of God and remain loyal to Him. I read something that said, “The potter’s wheel is a lesson in the absolute sovereignty of God. It puts an end to pride and silences every boast.” Think about that for a moment.  Being on the potter’s wheel reminds us that everything good about us is not because of us, but it is because of what the Potter has done. Would we say God’s goodness deserves our loyalty? Anyone who is familiar with this recording of the potter and the clay also is familiar with...

Clay In The Master’s Hands—Day 3

By on Apr 18, 2018 in Clay In The Master's Hands |

Clay In The Master’s Hands—Day 3 Jeremiah 18: 1-4 “But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter.” We begin today’s devotional meditating on what the narrator writes in verse 4, “But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter.” How does something spoil while being in God’s hands? The Hebrew word for spoiled here is, shâchath, shaw-khath; which is to be made worthless or ineffective. Our devotional passage provides no reason clay would spoil while in the hands of the Master. Perhaps the clay has blemishes itself. Again, the devotional text does not provide any specifics; it simply says for whatever reason the Potter remade the clay into another vessel into one pleasing in his eyes. No particular reason is given for why spoiled clay would be in the Master’s hands. However, while...

Clay In The Master’s Hands—Day 2

By on Apr 17, 2018 in Clay In The Master's Hands |

Clay In The Master’s Hands—Day 2 Jeremiah 18: 1-4 “But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.” Years ago my wife was encouraging me to be a good man who made decisions based on God’s Word. She asked, “Honey, what happens when a ship start its course but gets off track?” I replied, “Overtime there is a wide gap between where the ship is and where the ship is supposed to be.” If we would be honest with ourselves, in many areas of our lives as believers we have got off course. We started out as a small ship that got off course, and now we are far from where we are supposed to be. Where we are supposed to be impacts significantly whom we are supposed to be. As we meditate particularly on verse 4, it is clear God has a plan, and we should...

Clay In The Master’s Hands

By on Apr 16, 2018 in Clay In The Master's Hands |

Clay In The Master’s Hands Jeremiah 18: 1-5 “The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord saying, Arise go down to the potter’s house, and there I will announce My words to you. Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something on the wheel. But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter make.”  If you ever have an opportunity, it is fascinating to watch the making of pottery. A lifeless lump of clay spinning on the potter’s wheel and void of shape, design and beauty. However, within a few moments the lump of clay looks like something, and it begins to take on the creative form or design of the Potter. Many of us can rightly remember hearing others make public declarations that went something like this, “God, you are the potter...

By on Oct 11, 2015 in Clay In The Master's Hands |

This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 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.

Jeremiah 18:1-4