Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Romans 9:20-21a NIV 2011

But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery?

Paul wrote chapters nine through eleven to put to rest any Jew who questioned Jesus as The Messiah. Many of God’s chosen people rejected the gospel. They felt cast off because they were works oriented not God driven. Paul revealed they were defiant. God is sovereign and molds His people. Isaiah was sent to remind Judah. Isaiah 64:8, “Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter, we are all the work of your hands.” Paul told the Romans God was molding them. The Lord’s sovereignty and authority should never be questioned.

My surgeon asked me yesterday if he could pray before surgery. I said, “Yes, please.” Awake during my eye surgery, I prayed for the surgeon, those assisting and to remain still. I kept thinking Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Drawing closer to Him daily gives me peace. I’m a sinner saved by Jesus Christ’s shed blood. Daily I won’t question His authority or His sovereignty over my life.

Where have we seen His sovereignty today?

God’s imperfect pottery,

S

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