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God as a Potter

The Bible contains many word pictures that help us to understand better our relationship with God.  I have eight of them that I will share in the coming days.  Note that each offers but a partial picture into God’s character and none is all-encompassing, but they are highly illustrative. 

Here is the first:

God is a potter and we are the clay.

He molds us and makes us into whatever he wishes, sometimes into elegant vessels and others into common utensils.  From this, we can see God portrayed as being in control, creative, a craftsman, a workman, and sovereign.

God’s sovereignty, is something that is not too popular in today’s world.

Correspondingly, we, as clay, are moldable, subject to his will and pleasure; we have no real will of our own.

[See Isaiah 64:8, Jeremiah 18:6, Isaiah 29:16, Isaiah 45:9, and Romans 9:21.]

A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and numerous books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.

By Peter DeHaan

Peter writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and make a faith that matters. Learn more at https://peterdehaan.com.