At the Potters House

Jeremiah 18: 16

 

18 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 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.

Then the word of the Lord came to me. He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares theLord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, 10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.

  Israel once again turned their back to God. Gods comes to Jeremiah and speaks to Jeremiah. Tell the people of Israel to come back to me, and I will make them great as they once were.  Tell them to repent and I will not destroy them as planned.  God has a covenant with the people of Israel, through the promises of Abraham. But God in sovereignty can destroy a generation of Israelite  in order to keep his promises alive.  Despite the disobedience, God loves them and wants them back.

God says to Jeremiah, Go to the potters house and there I will give you a message. A message is sometimes  shown through event,situations, people  around you. It does not always have to be God speaking to you with a direct voice to voice communication.

God says to Jeremiah, I can restore what once was broken as the potter restores the ruined clay. God wants Jeremiah to know, that God is above all, God is the creator  of all things and can also renew what was once planned for destruction.

A Marred clay is ruined clay, if it looses it ability to form a solid structure, it’s thrown away on  a field called the Potters Field. This is where are all the broken pots that cannot be used for its purpose end up.  But a good pot, such a flower pot or vase is used for a purpose that will hold contents.

Isaiah 64:8  But now, O Lord, Thou are our father; we are the clay, and thou are our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

We are the work of the Lord. He is our Potter, and made each one of us for a purpose. Because God is perfect, the work of thy hand is perfect to do his will.  God made us as it seem best to him. God made us knowing when  a situation arises, you are the best person fit for overcoming those situation and bring glory to

God.

When he made  us , he saw us in that situation and knew I was the best for this situation and to overcome.

But the people of Israel could realize this. There are suppose to the greatest nations. Kings are suppose to bow to down to them.  But because of their failure and disobedience, they has yet to come.

God is faithful to his people and but surely the people remained unfaithful to him.  God has always been faithful , the question are we faithful to him.  He had thoughts about us and loved us before we came into existence.  God made us bigger than anything else in the world.

We are his most precious creation, and most loved.  Humans are bigger and more majestic than the universe.

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

We are his handiwork, workmanship and masterpiece.

God did not mass produce us , he took thought, time and care to knit us while we were still in our mothers womb ( PS 139)  .  He took dust off Ground and formed us into being (Genesis 2 )

Psalm 100: 3  Know that the lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people , the sheep of his pasture.

We belong to Christ, and through him we belong to God as part of his creation.   He has sent us son, to be our Shepard, so that the almighty can watch over us.

When the Shepard is watching there is no reason to be worried. When we become lost, he will come find us.

God has something great in store for those who turn to God.

If you want joy , God says to “enter the potters house.

If you want peace and comfort in your life, “enter the potters house”.

If you want security ” enter the potters house”.

Psalms 139 – Our personal belonging to God.