“Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.”   Jeremiah 18:3-4

  1. God is the Loving, Caring, Skillful and Sovereign Potter – We are His vessels. All belong to Him by creation; believers belong by redemption.
  2. God has an Individual and Intricate Design for Each Vessel – His plan is best, good, wonderful and perfect. We must not resist.
  3. A Vessel can be Marred and Scarred – There’s no deficiency in the Potter, only in the clay which is often hard, selfish, stubborn, unbending, unyielded and unusable.
  4. Grace can Remake the Vessel – Disgraced, disfigured clay can only hope that the Potter’s mercies will start over and mold anew.
  5. Vessels must be Sincerely Submitted and Stay Sanctified to the Potter – Give God the best of your life not just the rest. Stay tender so there will be “cracks” in your character.
  6. It’s Possible for a Vessel to be Marred and Scarred, Broken and Hardened Beyond Help – Hardened clay, overtime, will eventually be useless and discarded. (Note: Jer.19; II Tim. 2:20-22; and Jer. 15:5 – 17).