Matthew and Luke give some very helpful illustrations. The refusal of forgiveness is for the unrepentant. And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.
My intent is to give the room beyond a cleansing enema.
Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers 8 We are the clay, and thou our potter. But notice that Jonah agrees with Joel that whether God forgives the Ninevites or not depends on whether or not the Ninevites repent and turn from their evil ways.
How can he forgive the guilty and yet not clear the guilty. Why all the talk in the gospels, Romans and elsewhere about the importance of faith if the decision regarding who is saved is fixed from the start.
We are quick to name the things that we do not do and the things that we do, but when asked to give up our privilege…. A touchy severing spell and a quick preservation spell later and The potter, the master craftsperson, does not set out to make a flawed pot, but sometimes it happens.
It is my intent, like Jeremiah to leave a message of hope. Who are we, compared to God. We can bank on his love precisely because we believe in the absoluteness of his existence, the sovereignty of his freedom, and the limitlessness of his power. Can you do something like that.
How majestic they look and how unfathomable. This is God's eternal purpose. God is like a potter, Paul says. It sounds like high tide, wave crashes followed closely by screams choking off to sputter and curse.
So God condescends to use our devices and make his mercy crystal clear. Or why He let certain things happen to us. One pot may be for art, and the other may be fashioned as a garbage container.
But when He speaks, let us listen. This particular passage for centuries has caused the church to think until it hurts. We must take notice of those less fortunate than ourselves. The sound of shattering glass and a descending scream tells me that I've managed to flush at least one turd out the room's window.
Differences of opinion regarding how to read it and related passages have pushed Christians into two camps. When I think of our youth and young adults who have to try and make sense of the world they have inherited; a world torn by terrorism, war, drugs, and disease-I have to acknowledge with them that we are indeed messed up.
And it maintains the absolute sovereignty of God with respect to both. I am no longer my own, but yours. And which guilty ones will he not forgive?.
God is merciful 8/22/ AM by: Charlotte S. Snead Many of you know that in my former life, prior to becoming a writer, after having been a mother, I was active in the pro-life movement. Very often in the Bible, the Lord uses everyday events to depict his way of working with humans.
We are familiar with God being describes as a king, as a shepherd, as a redeemer, and as a metal-worker, to mention a few.
In this chapter the Lord is. -- for Jehovah thy God is a merciful God, -- he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he swore unto them.
English Revised Version for the LORD thy God is a merciful God; he will not fail thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them. God is the potter, we are the clay (Part 1) Standard. We’ve read and most probably have heard that God is our potter and we are the clay (from the Bible verses).
So let’s have a look at them, specifically from Jeremiah. A Prayer for God's Power 7 No one calls on Your name or strives to take hold of You. For You have hidden Your face from us and made us melt in the hand of our iniquity. 8 But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand.
9 Do not be angry, O LORD, beyond measure; do not. Jun 27, · Pastor Willard Maxwell New Beech Grove Baptist Church Newport News, VA.God as the merciful potter