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Read Jeremiah 18:1-11

Tuesday

Read Jeremiah 18:1-11

 The Lord said to me, 2 “Go down to the potter's house, where I will give you my message.” 3 So I went there and saw the potter working at his wheel. 4 Whenever a piece of pottery turned out imperfect, he would take the clay and make it into something else.

5 Then the Lord said to me, 6 “Don't I have the right to do with you people of Israel what the potter did with the clay? You are in my hands just like clay in the potter's hands. 7 If at any time I say that I am going to uproot, break down, or destroy any nation or kingdom, 8 but then that nation turns from its evil, I will not do what I said I would. 9 On the other hand, if I say that I am going to plant or build up any nation or kingdom, 10 but then that nation disobeys me and does evil, I will not do what I said I would. 11 Now then, tell the people of Judah and of Jerusalem that I am making plans against them and getting ready to punish them. Tell them to stop living sinful lives—to change their ways and the things they are doing.

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

"11 Now then, tell the people of Judah and of Jerusalem that I am making plans against them and getting ready to punish them. Tell them to stop living sinful lives—to change their ways and the things they are doing." - Jeremiah 18:11.  I can imagine the potter getting really angry with the clay that won't co-operate and throwing it down to grab a new lump to work with.  As we respond to evil in the world there is a time for anger - but there is also a time for rebuilding.

Pray

Lord as you lovingly created me help me to recognize your purpose in all that I am.


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