This #ScriptureSaturday Ian tells us his favourite verse …
Jeremiah 18:3-4 (NIV)
3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 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.
“This is my favourite verse because the potter set off making one thing and turned it into another. To me it represents life as going one way and one turn can make it completely different”
This parable reminds us of God’s sovereignty as the Divine Potter over humanity, the clay. It acknowledges God as our Creator, his authority to shape us inwardly and mould us to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29). Romans 8:28 says “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” God wants to use the events we encounter each day to shape and sculpt us to the image of Christ, deepen our faith and develop perseverance. With His skilled hands, He is crafting us into vessels of honour fit for His use. Let us ask God to have His way in our lives as He forms—and re-forms—us into His wonderful image.
Trusting Him, we can echo the prayer of Isaiah: “But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand” (Isaiah 64:8).