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September 31, 2022
Today’s reading: Romans 9:20-21
God is the Potter
We read in Romans 9:20-21:
20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?
The potter and the clay analogy is a great way to explain and understand the sovereignty of God in our lives and over His creation.
God is the Creator and we are the creation. As God’s handiwork, who are we to question God’s wisdom, actions, and choices? God has the power to create things for honor and dishonor. In short, God is sovereign. God is God and we are mere human beings. We can’t tell God what to do and what not to do.
Yet, a lot of people accuse God of injustice. People accuse Him of not being fair. They accuse Him of being irrational, sadistic, and even harsh.
People complain about a lot of things. People think that they can do a better job than God. They thought that they could be a better pot than how God formed them.
As followers of Yahshua the Messiah, we are to be submissive to the Potter. We are mere clay, derived from dirt. We are worthless and yet, God took us out from the dirt and molded us into His plan and will.
God isn’t obligated to us. He isn’t required to help us. Yet, He chose to love us. He chose to take us into His hands and guide us into the path of righteousness. God gave up His Son just to save us from our wretched and hopeless situation.
I believe that’s the beauty of God’s love. Although He isn’t obligated to do so, He still chooses to love us. The Almighty didn’t use His sovereignty to forsake us. Instead, He uses His power to become our personal Potter and mold us into the best vessel that we can be!
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