INSIDE/OUTSIDE #8

In the preparation for my Men’s Bible Class which I teach during the Sunday School hour at our church, my thoughts were directed to the writings of Jeremiah, the ‘weeping prophet.’ Chapter 18 provides some thoughts which are appropriate for our current devotional theme which I would like to share.

Jeremiah 18:1-6

 At the Potter’s House

 

 1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 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. 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me. 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.

From this scripture and my highlights let us be reminded of a few things relating to our general subject. First of all, God is the ‘potter’ working at the wheel and that from the beginning, His ‘good’ work became marred from the ‘inside’ which became evident on the ‘outside’ So, therefore in the plan and purpose of God. He brought an unmarred vessel into the world which could accomplish the remaking of the marred vessel so that now if any person is in Christ Jesus the Lord he is a ‘new creation’ being given a ‘new nature’ with a new mind which is able to think feel and act in a way which is in conformity with ‘Godliness’ 2Corinthians 5:17, 18