Summary: LESSONS FROM THE POTTER’S HOUSE
Jeremiah 18:1-10 LESSONS FROM THE POTTER’S HOUSE
I. THE POTTER AND HIS MISSION V. 1- 3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
I. HE SAW A PICTURE OF THE DIVINE POTTER. 6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. HE SAW :- A. The Authority of God. (vs. 6) As the potter has full authority over the clay, God, the Divine Potter, has full authority over our lives. B. The Ability of God. It is interesting to see what a potter can do with dirt.
Observe two facts about the Potter’s ability. His ability is creative . The Divine Potter has the ability to make something out of nothing. His ability is reconstructive. There is no vessel so damaged or marred but what it can be redeemed. C. The Activity of God. (vs. 3) and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. Note There Is A :- Person Involved "He", Process Involved "wrought", Plan Involved "a work", Place Involved "on the wheels"
II. HE SAW A PICTURE OF A DIVINE PURPOSE. and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. We need to remember: (1) The Place is Important "on the wheels"
James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (2) The Period is Important His purposes may not always be suddenly known. Ps. 25:4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Isa. 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. The Potter doesn’t make instant vessels. (3) The Process is Important His purposes may not be the same for every individual. II Tim. 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. (4) The Purpose is Important His purposes always support our best interests. Human knowledge has limitations Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. :9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
"horse and buggy" 2 reigns (5) The Plan is Important His purpose is to make vessels that are useful. Eph.2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
III. HE SAW A PICTURE OF DIVINE PERSISTENCE. 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. There is Disappointment Here. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand There is Determination Here. vs. 4, so he made it again another vessel There is Direction Here . as seemed good to the potter to make it. Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 2 Cor.5 v 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. II. THE POTTER AND HIS MEANS