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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Jeremiah 18:6

"He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel."

Acknowledging that not all Israel is Israel (Rom 9:6) and that true Jews are not circumcised outwardly but inwardly of the heart (Deut 30:6; Rom 2:29).  A true Jew obeys the laws of his Lord so that both Jew and Gentile are united in faith and obedience to Jesus Christ.

And so we are clay in the Potter's hands.  If the pot shows imperfections in shape, it is undone and redone again and again until at last it holds the perfect shape to be able to perform the task for which the potter designates.  However, we are not pots.  When we are torn down because of sin it is painful.  If we continue in sin and are unrepentant, the clay is just throw out to be trampled because it has already hardened and can no longer be molded.  But if we repent and again seek the Lord, he will relent from destroying us and continue to mold and shape us until we are perfect, conformed to the likeness of God's Son. (Rom 8:29)

God has endeavors to create from the beginning of time men and women who would reflect his glory and seek his face.  Even to this day he is still creating them, male and female he is creating them.  Will you resist the potter's hand or be molded into glory?

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