Friday, January 26, 2018

Isaiah 29:16, 64:8 NIV 2011

You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”?

Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

 

Isaiah 29 contains the second “Woe” on the unfaithful in David’s City, Jerusalem and the third on those who rely on foreign alliances. The words given to Isaiah he reiterates in Isaiah 45:9, “Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’’’ Isaiah addressed those who were impenitent, not sorry, and with a defiant spirit. God knows everything. God is sovereign and worthy of believer’s humble approach in prayer.

 

Between my BSF lesson this week, Romans 9:1-29, the lecture and our church news letter this week, I’ve had to step back and look at God as the Potter and I am His clay. Having faith in the One who has all the answers and not in myself releases me from being in charge. He created me the way I am and need to patiently wait to see what is next. He is sovereign and worthy of humble daily prayers.

 

Are you His clay?

 

Praying “thy will be done” together,

S

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