Isaiah 10:15 But the Lord says, “Shall the ax boast greater power than the man who uses it? Is the saw greater than the man who saws? Can a rod strike unless a hand is moving it? Can a cane walk by itself?”

We enter into the territory of pride when we closely follow the words spoken by the prophet Isaiah today. In each one of those statements is a clear expectation of dependence.

We can make reference to a lump of clear on a potter’s wheel and in a potters hand: whatever becomes of the lump of clay is dependent on the artistic hands of the potter. Except therefore by some miracle, it is impossible for the clay to become anything discernable. Simply, whatever it becomes, ‘it is because it was made’.

So from the beginning, ‘Elohim said ‘let us make man in our own image after our likeness'(Genesis 1:26). Therefore, men are made! They are forged in the school of Holy Spirit and fortified with the armour of God, expected to be dependent on Him.

Whenever a lump of clay decides ‘to make itself’, what becomes of it is formless, and often difficult to relate with anything. Such are the lives of the many who are their own potters. Beloved, abandon yourself on the potters wheel, and let God make you.


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