"Commentary on Jeremiah 1:12". E. (13:1-27) Message #5 – Indictment Against Pride – Pride Perverts Privileged Position Into the Shame and Humiliation of Degrading Domination I will awake, or watch over my word for the first opportunity to inflict the judgments which I threaten. NIV®. I’ll make every word I give you come true.”, Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, The Message Canvas Bible: Coloring and Journaling the Story of God, Spring Palette, Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/tan, The Message Personal-Size Bible--soft leather-look, black wave, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Sunlight/Grass Leather-Look, NIV & The Message Parallel Study Bible, Personal Size, Orchid/Raspberry, The Message, Large Print, Brown Trio Leather-Look. Luke 22:22 “The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed, but woe to that man who betrays him.”    God’s plan of salvation is so great that it even encompassed the traitorous response of Judas, when he betrayed Jesus into the hands of His enemies. How can you experience the love of God if you won’t allow me to be God?”. Look at Jer. The judgment shall come speedily; it shall soon flourish, and come to maturity. To see it from God’s point of view, put yourself in the shoes of a potter. 1909-1922. "To Jeremiah's objections, God promises to give him all he needs to do the job right. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Jeremiah 1:12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it. 45:7-12, esp. BibliographyClarke, Adam. That is, however dire the prediction, God’s prophecies of doom are generally open to revision, if the people will but repent. Then Jesus is … Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Sermon # 32. And it was perhaps at that point, after quite a bit of time of watching the potter at work that God delivers His message to Jeremiah, a message that has just come to life before the prophet’s eyes on the potter’s wheel. As the clay is shaped by the potter, and has absolutely no say in the matter, so too all of creation and all of us are shaped by our Creator, and we cannot complain to God. I will hasten . let righteousness grow with it; I, the LORD, have created it. I am preparing a disaster for you and devising a plan against you. My word to perform it — In winter the reign of death over the vegetable kingdom is well nigh universal. Thelma Chambers-Young at Opening Worship Nov. 4, 2003 -- NCC Annual General Assembly. 1-6, God has been driving home the point that He alone is in control of all nations; he can do whatever He pleases with them. John Trapp Complete Commentary. I close with the testimony of Dr. Jack Miller, my seminary professor and the founder of the New Life Churches. I’ve given you a job to do    among nations and governments—a red-letter day!Your job is to pull up and tear down,    take apart and demolish,And then start over,    building and planting.”, 11-12 God’s Message came to me: “What do you see, Jeremiah?”    I said, “A walking stick—that’s all.”And God said, “Good eyes! 7-10 is that He gives people an opportunity to be re-made. 1 1-4 The Message of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah of the family of priests who lived in Anathoth in the country of Benjamin. So think about God as the Master Potter, shaping you, for the display of His glory! We are not merely inert lumps of clay; we are not robotic slaves to some cosmic kismet; nor do we have our destinies determined by divine fate! Salem Media Group. God’s plan of salvation is so great that it even encompassed the rebellious response of Adam and Eve, leading to a great salvation in their eventual offspring, Jesus Christ. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor.”, Eph. We are low, sinful, weak, and utter helpless. So turn from your evil ways, each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions.’ 12 But they will reply, ‘It’s no use. God then bids us with quiet minds to wait for the accomplishment of his word; but he afterwards adds, in order to modify what he had said, “coming it will come;” that is, “I will accomplish and really perform whatever my prophets have spoken by my command.” So there shall be no delay, for the suitable time depends on God’s will, and not on the judgment of men. We might wonder: Is there a disconnect between God as sovereign and God at the mercy of what we do? DD. 1905. Every “accident” you are in is under God’s control. Take a lump of Playdough into your hands, and make it into whatever you want to. of Or who has been his counselor?”. Go to, Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it. Bottom Line: God sovereignly works all things for His glory, and in His great love and mercy, he has chosen to elect us, to call us, to save us, and to sanctify us, so that we might be trophies of His grace, for his everlasting glory and honor! ", And the LORD said, “That’s right, and it means that I am watching, and I will certainly carry out all my plans.”, Scripture quoted by permission. God alone is in the position to display His wrath, power and mercy (9:22-26), God’s sovereignty does not abolish our responsibility (9:27-33).

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