3D Devotional 9.5.2019

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Jeremiah 18:1-11 Common English Bible (CEB) God the potter 18 Jeremiah received the LORD's word: 2 Go down to the potter's house, and I'll give you instructions about what to do there. 3 So I went down to the potter's house; he was working on the potter's wheel. 4 But the piece he was making was flawed while still in his hands, so the potter started on another, as seemed best to him. 5 Then the LORD's word came to me: 6 House of Israel, can't I deal with you like this potter, declares the LORD? Like clay in the potter's hand, so are you in mine, house of Israel! 7 At any time I may announce that I will dig up, pull down, and destroy a nation or kingdom; 8 but if that nation I warned turns from its evil, then I'll relent and not carry out the harm I intended for it. 9 At the same time, I may announce that I will build and plant a nation or kingdom; 10 but if that nation displeases and disobeys me, then I'll relent and not carry out the good I intended for it. 11 Now say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem: This is what the LORD says: I am a potter preparing a disaster for you; I'm working out a plan against you. So each one of you, turn from your evil ways; reform your ways and your actions.
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 We see a warning to the people of Israel in this passage. God is telling them the importance to turn from their ways to avoid disaster. We see throughout the Old Testament, the people of Israel being given chance after chance and continuing to fall into evil ways. I'm challenged with this passage that in the same way we all have areas that we need to surrender and turn to God. I'm also thankful for God's grace, and the fact that forgiveness and love continues to be offered each time I fall short. Sometimes we fall into disasters with our bad decisions but God continues to extend love towards us. Are we willing to be molded today by the potter? Can we freely surrender our lives to be shaped, allowing areas of our lives to be reshaped?

Prayer  Prayer, Loving God, help me to be mold-able today. We surrender those areas of our lives that need reshaped. Continue to do a work in us.

Andy Yarnell
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