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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
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”?
Jerusalem had recently undergone a kind of cleansing under the leadership of Hezekiah, yet its recent turning to God was in lip service only. The people’s hearts were still wayward. So here the Lord said, “Your whole way of operation is ‘Upside Down.’ The clay is telling the potter what to do.”
No doubt the Lord Most High was asking Jerusalem, “Who’s In Charge Here?” None of us can honor God with our lips while our hearts are far from Him. That’s a form of modern day Phariseeism. However, that’s exactly what was happening in this passage of scripture. Everyday you and I must take a spiritual EKG in order to discover whether or not our God still rules the inner recesses of our souls. Not long ago, my wife and I took in a Broadway Play. It was fantastic, but the actors were portraying something that wasn’t happening on the inside or in their everyday lives. They portrayed one thing, but in reality lived something else. If we say we’re “Followers Of Jesus,” then He must have full control of us inside and out. I surely don’t want my Lord to ever ask me, “Who’s In Charge Here?”
In my heart I want You to have all of me. Help me with those parts I’m still holding on to. Amen