Am I Still Valuable After All ____?

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

I have read this passage countless times, but I never caught something in the wording. There are 3 phrases I want to highlight:

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

Ephesians 2:10 use a similar phrase… “For we are his workmanship,”. These two verses correlate with others as well, however, I won’t go into those just yet. The two points I want to focus on are the next two phrases: was marred in the hand and made it again another. The picture painted by the word marred looks like this…

Destroyed, corrupted, go to ruin, decayed, that is the picture represented by this word. Our lives are messed up. God sees us in this condition but knows His purpose for our lives. He remolds the cracks and bumps away with His cleansing water. It might take a little pressure, a little heat, but He remolds us…

It says the potter made it again… Did you catch that? He took that same marred piece of clay and made it again another vessel. That is what hit me this morning. God isn’t done with people who have messed up lives, those who have been emotionally destroyed, mentally corrupted, physically decayed, etc. No He uses those people and remolds them for His purpose.

Thank Jesus that He uses us again…


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