You Cannot Manipulate God. As The Clay Is In The Potter’s Hands, So Are We In God’s Hand. God Is Sovereign


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.”
(Jeremiah 18:6)
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!

 

3 thoughts on “You Cannot Manipulate God. As The Clay Is In The Potter’s Hands, So Are We In God’s Hand. God Is Sovereign

  1. The Lord detests dishonest scales,
    but accurate weights find favor with him.

    2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
    but with humility comes wisdom.

    3 The integrity of the upright guides them,
    but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

    4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,
    but righteousness delivers from death.

    5 The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight,
    but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

    6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them,
    but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.

    7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them;
    all the promise of[a] their power comes to nothing.

    8 The righteous person is rescued from trouble,
    and it falls on the wicked instead.

    9 With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors,
    but through knowledge the righteous escape.

    10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices;
    when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.

    11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
    but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.

    12 Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense,
    but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.

    13 A gossip betrays a confidence,
    but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

    14 For lack of guidance a nation falls,
    but victory is won through many advisers.

    15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer,
    but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.

    16 A kindhearted woman gains honor,
    but ruthless men gain only wealth.

    17 Those who are kind benefit themselves,
    but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.

    18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages,
    but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

    19 Truly the righteous attain life,
    but whoever pursues evil finds death.

    20 The Lord detests those whose hearts are perverse,
    but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.

    21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished,
    but those who are righteous will go free.

    22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout
    is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.

    23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good,
    but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.

    24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more;
    another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

    25 A generous person will prosper;
    whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

    26 People curse the one who hoards grain,
    but they pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell.

    27 Whoever seeks good finds favor,
    but evil comes to one who searches for it.

    28 Those who trust in their riches will fall,
    but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

    29 Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind,
    and the fool will be servant to the wise.

    30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
    and the one who is wise saves lives.

    31 If the righteous receive their due on earth,
    how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

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  2. O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

    2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

    3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

    4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

    5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

    6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

    7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

    8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

    9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

    10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

    11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

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