Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use? —Romans 9:21

You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”? —Isaiah 29:16

Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. —Isaiah 64:8

Imagine you are at the potter’s wheel and just finishing forming a vessel out of clay and the vessel speaks to you saying, “Why did you make me this way?” As the potter, you had the right to form that vessel any way you desired for your purposes. It was not up to the clay to decide, but it was up to you. So also it is up to God what He desires to do with us. It is not up to us. He is the One who formed us, we did not form Him! “But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ ” (Romans 9:20). Yet, there are the majority of people who don’t want to yield to the Potter’s Hand, they want to form themselves and not be formed according to His purposes. They would rather be a broken vessel of dishonor than a vessel of honor to bring glory to Him.

Brother and sister let us rejoice that God has made us vessels of honor for His glory. That was His doing and not our doing. Now, may we live out those purposes for which He has shaped us and is shaping us. May it be so in the power of His Holy Spirit and in the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ. So be it!

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