Friday, July 24 2009
Verse Of The Day: V8 “But now, O LORD, Thou art our father; we are the clay, and Thou our potter; and we all are the work of Thy hand.”
1. You Are Filthy Rags
V6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; ..."
If you think you are a Somebody, think again.
If you think you are a graduate and a successful professional, think again.
If you think you are a Pastor and the most spiritual person, think again and again.
The prophet Isaiah openly and boldly described men as filthy rags; those rags that you use to clean dirty tables or floors! Indeed, in the sight of a holy and righteous God, we truly fall short of His holiness and righteousness.
2. You Are A Leaf
V6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
What do you know about a leaf?
It is something that you see everywhere on the tree, and on the ground as they fall from the trees. The fallen leaves shall turn dry and subsequently decay and become dirt. Again Isaiah described man as a leaf. In the sight of God, our lives are transient and we shall die because of our sins. Unless you repent of your sins and believe in Jesus Christ, you shall die in your sins and be condemned into hell. However, if you believe in Jesus Christ, when you die, your soul shall live forever in heaven with God!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
3. You Are The Clay
V8 “But now, O LORD, Thou are our father; we are the clay, and Thou out potter; and we all are the work of Thy hand.”
Do you know that you are a mud ball?
We are truly nothing without God, just like the clay is nothing with the potter. However, once the potter starts to mould and make the mud ball or clay into his masterpiece of art, the clay becomes an important piece of creation. Similarly, when you believe in God as your Saviour, He shall take hold of you and make you His masterpiece for His glory.
Ephesians 1:12 “That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ.”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, thank You that You are my potter and I am Your clay.