There are four very obvious and important lessons we need to see in this portion of Scripture:
GOD IS THE POTTER
- God, as the Potter, has a plan for each of us.
- He has a goal and a finish line in mind for each of us.
- Most Christians doubt His plan.
- Some Christians ignore His plan.
- Some Christians submit to His plan.
His plan is always the best, and He never fails to give His best to those who leave the choice up to Him. The Christian who waits for God’s best is truly blessed.
- The Potter wants us to prosper in His plan.
This is really a wonderful blessing for the Christian who is willing to allow God to shape his or her life. Love is always building; if we love, we will want to build up our own lives, the lives of others, and our ministries.
The difference between success and failure is shown by the account of the prodigal son: first he said, “Father give me,” and when he came back he said, “Father make me.”
- The potter is patient.
The clay resisted the potter’s hand. Don’t resist God’s hand, because He is a God of a fresh start, and He never writes anybody off, but is patient and longsuffering with us.
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW!