The Grace of the Master Potter
“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.” Jeremiah 18:3-4 NIV (emphasis mine)
While he lingers at the potter’s house, Jeremiah seed that when clay gets marred in the hands of the potter, he forms it into another pot. This is GREATEST NEWS from the potter’s house!
In our world, when something gets marred, we throw it out and discard it. When a container is broken, we toss it out. When things break, we get rid of it. When something doesn’t work, we put it in the trash bin, go to Walmart, and get something else to replace it. That is the way of our culture and our society, but thank Jesus that it is NOT God’s way.
We should be eternally grateful that God is not a God who simply throws things out things that are marred and broken. Our God is the God who forms you again. He is the God whose mercy is bigger than your sin. He is not a God who rejects, but a God who redeems!
Jeremiah seen that the power of God is greater than the sin of man. In the potter’s house, it is revealed that God can make beautiful things from our messes. Thank God that verse 4 does NOT read, “4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter got angry and tossed it getting rid of it.” Sometimes we live our lives as if that is what the verse says. The devil would love it if we live our lives as if the potter is angry at us and has tossed us out. He would love nothing more than if you thought that God had rejected you. The truth is that if you stay on the potter’s wheel, He will redeem you!
Here is what the verse says. “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.” Jeremiah 18:3-4 NIV. This shows us that if the potter’s vessel is marred for one use, he will redeem it and use it for another!
God wants to make a beautiful work out of your worthless dust. It doesn’t matter how messy your dust is. He can still make you into something beautiful and of great value.
The power of God is still there to reach out to you. He is not there to reject, but to redeem you, although it comes at the cost of allowing Him to rebuild you.
Thank You Jesus for Your grace that never ceases. Thank You for Your grace that is bigger than my sin. Thank You that You can still use me even though my life is marred and broken. Thank You Jesus that You can make something beautiful and of great value from my life. Amen.