The God Who Remakes Us
Jer. 18:1-6 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. 3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. 4 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. 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? Saith the LORD! Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
God is revealed or described to us in the Bible in many different figures and images. I think that is done by the working of the Holy Spirit through various individuals because the Spirit knew that mortals alone could not do it. But also, God because of his nature and his Divine being leaves us speechless to the point that human language is inadequate; you do not know what to say about him as God. Now to the skeptics, the agnostics, the atheists, or a non believer that statement makes no sense. It's an affront to the intellect to say that, but when you are a faith person, you just believe that he is, and the faith is not predicated on my intellect or your reasoning, faith is predicated on faith. That is why faith can not be solely rooted on the intellect, because when you try to articulate and rationalize God and faith from the standpoint of knowledge, based on mental facts it just does not add up. Faith is about knowledge, but knowledge based on a conviction, a convincing, and a conversion that there is a God. So this book that we call the Bible gives God images, analogies, figures that help us to see him or appreciate better.
One of the images we see in the scriptures about God is that he is a Creator (maker), that image actually as you know is the first image we get of God out of Genesis. And the context ...
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