In The Potter's Hands

 

Jeremiah 18:1-10

 

Jeremiah was led to visit the potter's house.  The potter took a lump of clay and started to mold a vessel.  It became marred.  But instead of throwing the clay away, the potter made it into another vessel.  Jeremiah was given a message.  Let's consider the message he received.

 

1. God has a purpose for our lives.

 

  - Just as the potter had a purpose for the clay, God has a purpose for our lives.

 

  - Just as a good potter would never design a poor vessel, you can be sure God has something good and meaningful planned for you.

 

2. Our lives can be marred by sin.

 

3. God can reshape our lives

 

  - Jeremiah 18:4

 

  - God disciplines us for our own good.

 

  - Romans 8:28

 

    a. The importance of genuine repentance.

 

      - Jeremiah 18:8

 

    b. The danger of evil.

 

      - Jeremiah 18:9&10

 

      - 2 Chronicles 7:14

 

      - 2 Peter 3:9