- Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. (NIV) Isaiah 64:8
- You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, “He did not make me”? Can the pot say of the potter, “He knows nothing”? (NIV) Isaiah 29:16
- This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me: 6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. (NIV) Jeremiah 18:1
- How the precious sons of Zion, once worth their weight in gold, are now considered as pots of clay, the work of a potter’s hands! (NIV) Lamentations 4:2
- But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?'” 21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use? (NIV) Romans 9:20
- But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. (NIV) 2 Corinthians 4:7
- In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. 21 If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. (NIV) 2 Timothy 2:20
A Prayer to Pray:
Forgive me for when I get things mixed up. I know that You are the potter…I am but clay in my Master’s loving hands…molding me…making me into whatever vessel You desire. Lord, I want to stay on Your wheel so that You can craft me into Your vessel used for Your purposes, made holy, useful in Your Hands, and prepared for Your good works.
I know that I do not need to strive, but rather that I need to rest in Your hands as You delight in Me. If I am a noble vessel from Your hands, I want to be the best noble vessel I can be. If I am a common vessel, I want to be the best common vessel I can be. When I am molded by You, the beauty of Your vessel will be evident to all.