Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 16:16-18:23
Each one of us has a master who determines our behaviour and our actions. If you’re master is money, then everything you do is centred around money. If you’re master is power, your life is centred around trying to obtain that power. So let me ask you, “who is in charge of your life?”
When God told Jeremiah to get up and go watch the Potter work, the nation of Israel was in a time of crisis, not so much a financial, or national crisis, though it was pending, but a spiritual crisis. The nation that belonged to God, that was blessed by God, had forgotten God. They had forsaken God for other things. Things that brought them earthly pride and pleasure. They were fetching for the clay, and not the Potter.
God is the potter, we are the clay, and God designed us, created us, moulded and made us to be His. is sent to the Potter’s house, and it is there that he sees the potter working on the clay, and he learns some valuable lessons. Look at what Jeremiah wrote18:3, “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.”
The clay was ruined, the potter did not throw the ruined piece into the corner of the shop. He continued working it and reshaped it into another vessel which he deemed good. In other words, he began again from scratch with the same clay and gave it a shape that was good and would hold it’s form.
Here is the good news, God can remake us! We when fall apart at the seams God, the master potter can put us back together again! God can rework that old clay and turn it into something wonderful.