THEME: VESSELS OF HONOR
“Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?”
-God is full of mercy and His love for us endures forever. We see that the Lord sent Jeremiah to the potters house who was shaping pots from the clay, marred in his hands as seemed best to him. Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah and He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it” (Jeremiah 18:6-10). The Lord is the creator of the heavens and the earth and things that are in them. As the ruler of all, He is Sovereign and is described as the potter of the clay. He can do whatever He pleases with man, nation and all His creation. He has power over the clay and makes vessels of honor and dishonor as He wishes. In His merciful love, He has designed a path of mercy for the Jews and the Gentiles, making us one in Christ Jesus.
Worthy are You our Lord God Almighty to receive glory and honor and power for you created all things and by Your will they existed and were created, all creation bows down before You Lord our God. You alone are the Lord. You have made the heavens, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them, all glory and praise belongs to You. You give life to all of them and the heavenly host bows down before You. All creation bows down before You Lord God Almighty. Like a potter of clay, You have made us in Your image and likeness and showed us great mercy and love, all creation bows down before You Lord our God. We humbly ask You to mold us as You please and use us for the glory of Your name. Mold our hearts dear Master that we always be conformed to Your will, all creation bows down before You Lord our God. Mold our leaders and our nation according to Your will that we may always remember to give You glory and praise. We raise Your banner Jesus in our nation and honor You with all our hearts, all creation bows down before You Lord our God. Thank You for loving us with Your everlasting love. Thank You for this far that You have brought us and the far that You are taking us. Thank You for redeeming us by Your precious blood out of every tribe, tongue, people and nation, all creation bows down before You Lord our God. Thank You for obtaining victory for us on the cross Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, all creation bows down before You. Amen
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