Before Breakfast: Jeremiah 18:4
October 9, 2018
” And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.”
A potter usually works on clay to make it in the form, shape and structure that he desires it to be-to make it become a useful and valuable object.
God was about giving Jeremiah a message which he had to figuratively learn from the workshop of a potter!
He saw the Potter kneading the clay over the wheel to bring out the best shape, form and structure in it as he deemed it fit.
In the process of making a ‘pot’ from the clay, the potter had to ‘crush’ the clay and re-shappen it to make it come out at it’s best before the maker.(Potter).
The lesson to be learnt from this analogy is that, as the clay is to the potter so we are to God our creator.
He has the power to ‘mould’ and transform us to the ‘shape’ He desires us to be.
(See Isaiah 45:9)
It is therefore of necessity to remain humble and submissive before Him to work on us and ‘mould’ us to conform to the image of His glory so as to become a worthy and useful ‘tool’ before Him.