In the Hand of the Potter
“…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.”
In the Book of Jeremiah God tells the prophet to go to the potter’s house. He had something to show Jeremiah pertaining to the house of Israel. They were marred and they were in the hand of the Potter.
But the Bible tells us that we are all marred, not just the house of Israel. Sin entered into the world through Adam and it has spread from one person to the next to the point of consuming us all. And the result of sin has been death which has also spread to us all.
This is where our faith comes in. It’s by placing our faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God that the Potter then begins to remold us. I love Romans 5 because it tells us clearly that while we were still in sin and enemies to God, Jesus died on the Cross for us and through His death, we are reconciled to God and saved by His resurrected life.
When we place our faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, we are no longer God’s enemies through sin, but we are now His children through Jesus’ death and resurrection! Amazing!
Sometimes the Bible is hard to wrap our minds around, but we cannot comprehend it with logical thinking. We need the Holy Spirit to direct us through the Word of God and help us to believe what it says about us and about God. Psalm 119:34 says, “Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, and I shall observe it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law and keep it with all my heart.”
Inspired to Cherish
Let’s pray for the Holy Spirit to give us understanding as we take time to read Psalm 139. Read it out loud if you can, as a prayer to God. Take it slowly and let it flow from your heart. Let’s sincerely ask God to search and see if there is any hurtful way in us and let’s give Him time to answer.
I cannot believe that we are on Day 13 of this devotional. The month of September is flying by. I know school is beginning for many, and some have already started, but it’s important that in our busyness and change of schedules that we continue to cherish the things of God above all else. I pray that this devotional will help you do just that.
You can find the other days to this devotional here: September 1, September 2, September 3, September 4, September 5, September 6, September 7, September 8, September 9, September 10, September 11, and September 12