Thursday: July 30, 2020

Reference text: Jeremiah 18:1-6

Jeremiah 18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.

At the moment these words were spoken to Jeremiah, “Go to the potter’s house and from there you will hear what I have to say”, he was in conversation with God, so there was little to stand in the way of him being told everything there was to say. In fact, God would have been able to tell him all he wanted to without Jeremiah making the trip to a potter’s working area.

In spite of variable limits, compared to city roads, many Highways or motorways allow for faster commute and it is clear that speed assures the early arrival of people into the places they intend to be. However, speed is not the only requirement. This accounts for the reason why some roads have bumps and traffic lights, intended to be complementary to speed because slower commutes, although uncomfortable, helps to develop traits such as patience and awareness.

Jeremiah’s visit to the potter’s house was to complement and make clear the message he was to receive because the image of a potter at the wheel was to present him with a better image of what God wanted to communicate. Therefore, while some might view this trip as a waste of time and a delay, we ought to also realise that it was intended for a specific effect.

Beloved, there are many times when a move that may appear unnecessary is incorporated in a process, but before you write them off as unnecessary, think about the reasons why they might be in place. There are some things we will have to do even when we think we do not need to because they the are keys that grant access to certain doors. They serve a purpose, so don’t be in a hurry to soon past.


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