The Potter’s RIGHT

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Romans 9:21

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?


St. Paul uses the metaphor of a potter to describe God’s “Sovereign RIGHT” to do with us what He wills. In the previous verse, Paul argued that none of us should dare question “The Almighty” or His hand in the way He works in each of us.


How many times during the course of a given week do you ask God WHY? That question seems to roll out of my mouth at least once a day. And yet consider Who we’re asking that question. The Subject of our questioning happens to be the All Powerful, All Knowing, and All Everywhere God of the universe. He created ALL things, and according to Scripture, “By Him all things hold together” (Col. 3:17). Now, consider that you and I are asking the questions. King David said, “God knows how we are formed, and remembers that WE are DUST” (Ps. 103:14). Truly “God’s ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts than ours” (Isa. 55:9). So we can ask WHY, but when we do we must remember who HE is, who we are, and then yield to … “The Potter’s ‘RIGHT.”


Dear Jesus,

I know I ask way too many “WHYS.” I guess its just the KID in me. But this AM, I’m remembering who YOU are and who I’m NOT. I believe that will serve to help me limit the WHYS. At least for today. Amen

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