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8th November 2023

The Potter's House

Now the Lord said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you.

Genesis 12:1

God uses many images to describe His relationship to His people. He speaks of the shepherd and sheep relationship, the husband and wife relationship, a Father and His children, just to name a few. All of these are wonderful and teach us many valuable lessons about life, ourselves and our Lord. However, while we like sheep are protected and provided for by the shepherd; and as a wife, we are loved without condition by the husband; and like children we are constantly under the Father’s loving watch and care; there is another aspect of our lives that needs to be factored into the equation. After all, the Lord Jesus did not save us from our sins just so we could go to Heaven and avoid Hell. He saved our souls so that we might be actively engaged in His service here on the earth. Now, if we are to be His servants, we are going to need His power to do His work. Never any child of God think that they can do it on their own. In John 15:5, the Lord Jesus said: “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

In Jeremiah 18, we have one of the greatest portraits of God and His people to be found in the entire Bible, related to this matter of service, is this picture of the Potter and the Clay. In these brief verses, we can see the plan of the Heavenly Potter on display.

Bible Reading

Jeremiah 18:1-6.


Great, Merciful God, You are the Potter and I am the clay, shape and mould my life to be more and more like the Lord Jesus. Amen.

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