You Cannot Manipulate God. As The Clay Is In The Potter’s Hands, So Are We In God’s Hand. God Is Sovereign
God is Sovereign
You Cannot Manipulate God
“As the clay is in the potter’s hands, so are you in My hand.”
God reigns so supremely above His creation that we cannot question any of His actions. As Norman Geisler explains, “If it is a power that you can manipulate, it is not God.” Whatever God wants to have happen will happen; His will cannot be thwarted.
Jeremiah reminded God’s people of how completely God is in control. Because of their disobedience, they wanted to escape the judgment of the God they had spurned. God sent Jeremiah to the house of a potter. As the potter worked on a piece of clay, he skillfully shaped it with his hands into a beautiful vessel. But when another pot he was making was marred, he tossed it aside and began a new pot. He did what seemed best to him.
Through this illustration, God pointed out His limitless sovereignty. As Creator, God could do whatever He wanted with His creation. No matter how much the clay complained or rebelled, it was shaped by the strong hand of the potter.
God’s creative actions set the stage for His sovereignty. He was able to create because He was in absolute control of every particle of material even before He brought it into being. Once He formed something, no matter how simple or complex, He remained in absolute authority.
The next time you are tempted to try to manipulate God, pick up a rock and squeeze it until water comes out. In light of that, make a wise choice between doing things your way or God’s way.
Ezekiel 13:16; Romans 9:20-23; Daniel 2:21
Because God is sovereign,
I will joyfully submit to His will.
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!