Jeremiah 18:1-11 NKJV
1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord , saying:
2 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.”
3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the Lord . “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!
7 The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it,
8 if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it.
9 And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it,
10 if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it.
11 “Now therefore, speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord : “Behold, I am fashioning a disaster and devising a plan against you. Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.” ’ ”
As the word of the Lord went to prophet Jeremiah in those day, the same word of the Lord has come to us this day. The lesson, the Lord wants him to learn at the Potter's house can be clearly seen in verse 4 above. The first vessel the Potter made is not good enough so He marred it and made it to another vessel as it seems good for Him.
The same way You and I are clays in the hand of our creator (in fact we are dust made in the image of God and the difference between us and the clays is the breathe of life from God Himself), He is a merciful Potter, He said if a nation who He has spoken against turn from their evil and the He will relent.
Let us try to be more righteous before the Creator, do not turn away from being Holy, we may not know the good thing He has planned for you and i now, but the moment we turn away from being holy and being righteous may also be the moment the Creator will change His plans concerning us (God forbid).
Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.
Give this a deep thought.
Have a wonderful day.
God bless you.