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. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 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. Jeremiah 18:4-6.
I lay down my pen and lift up my soul in prayer, that the Lord would breathe upon His backslidden people, which are as dry bones, that they may live. The end is near, stealing upon us so stealthily, so, imperceptibly, so noiselessly, like the muffled tread of the thief in the night to surprise the sleepers off guard and unready. May the Lord grant to bring His Holy Spirit upon hearts that are now at ease, that they may no longer sleep as do others, but watch and be sober
Who will consent even now, after wasting much of his lifetime, to give his will as clay into the hands of the Potter, and cooperate with God in becoming in His hands molded a vessel unto honor? Oh, how must the clay be in the hands of the Potter, how susceptible to receive divine impressions, standing in the bright beams of righteousness. No earthly, no selfish motives should be suffered to live, for if you give them a place, you cannot be hewn into the divine image. The spirit of truth sanctifies the soul.
When the greatness of this work is comprehended, it will bring even the thoughts into captivity to Christ. This is beyond our private comprehension, but thus it will be. Then is it wise on our part to put dependence on our own works? We must let God work for us. Is there any excellency that appears in our characters or our conduct? Does it originate with finite human beings? No; it is all from God, the great center or expression of the power of the potter over the clay.
Oh, that those whom the Lord has blessed with the treasures of truth would awake and say from the heart, “Lord what wilt thou have me to do?” (Acts 9:6). Light is increasing to enlighten every soul who will diffuse the light to others. — (The General Conference Daily Bulletin, February 4, 1893.)
1. What practical lessons do you get from this lesson?
2. As clay in the potter’s hands, what is your role in making God accomplish his plan in
you and through you?
3. What hope do you get by learning that a marred clay in the potter’s hands is not
thrown, but made into another vessel?
1. For the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
2. For God to bring revival into your life and the church.
3.That God molds us according to the plan that he wants us to be.
4. For the individuals on your prayer list.
5. For the ECD Evangelistic Impact 2025
Day 13: Clay in the Hands of the Potter
Day 17: The Mind Renewed
Day 18: Self Crucified
Day 19: Thoughts Transformed
Day 20: Temper Subdued
Day 21: Revival at Pentecost
Day 22: Unlimited Supply of Missionary Spirit
Day 23: A New Pentecost
Day 24: A Special Bestowal of Spiritual Grace
Day 25: Full Impartation of the Spirit
Day 26: No Specific Time
Day 27: Without Excitement
Day 28: In Unexpected Ways
Day 29: To Unexpected People
Day 30: Often Rejected
Day 31: Beware of Resisting
Day 32: Fear of Witnessing Gone
Day 33: The Greatest Work on Earth
Day 34: The Light of the World
Day 35: The salt of the Earth
Day 36: Ambassadors of Christ
Day 37: Cooperation with Divine Power
Day 38: Laborers Together with God
Day 39: All Members Called to be Missionaries
Day 40: Even Children May Share