“Jeremiah’s message was a mixture of judgment on the sinful nation of Judah; and hope, after judgment and exile, of a new covenant relationship. Comparing the parallels between Judah and the spiritually low tide of our nation today, what message and teaching could be drawn from Jeremiah’s portrayal of God as the Divine Potter? In a world fractured by religious, social, political, and culture tensions, how might we Christ Followers relate Paul’s concept of “When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son…” (Galatians 4:4 ESV) to an upside down 21st century world?”
I furthered my own reading into Jeremiah and did some interesting research into what “The Divine Potter” is online.
I came across several websites and my now understanding is basically something that we also use on occasion to defend ourselves or explain ourselves to others. God molded us into his image. So in a sense it goes directly back to when we read in Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
”, which in the same sense is the same verse as Isaiah 64:8 “Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
In today’s society we need verses like these to make it through generally every day and young teenager’s especially young teenage girls can benefit from Bible verses such as these when it comes to self-esteem. Especially when the suicide rate has sky rocketed as it has in the past few years among teenagers that are depressed because of the bullying epidemic. It seems that the love of God within the hearts and minds of these youths could have potentially moved them into a different way of thinking and they would have loved themselves enough to stick it out because God did make us. We are like him, we are beautiful, each and every one of us is completely unique because The Lord made us to be like this.
Paul stated “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free” Galatians 5:1.
So for me God sending forth his son to us was meant for us all to follow suit and accept him into our hearts and souls because he saved us all. The world in this day is so outwardly devoid of Christ’s love because everyone is seemingly so caught up in their own selves that they do not see much of anything else and are impacted into the technology the fashion their own selves and no one else. People don’t even bother to look both ways before crossing the streets now. Can’t pull away from their cell-phone’s to have a conversation face to face with someone or even put it down to watch their children playing at the park. The social media as well has brought us all to this by being so visually caught in this screen that shows us what others are doing but yet deprives us of the real life attention that so many people crave to feel whole. I fall victim to this in my stay at home mom loneliness throughout the week. I have notifications on my phone to alert me when someone says something on there usually. It’s something that many people around my age are doing. I have even been one of those parents surfing Facebook while my child was playing at the park instead of getting up and playing with him too. I’ve learned though.
All the social media input has kept people from acting normal. The downfall of this nation started with the invention of the internet and the cellphone. It’s great technology but it too easily gets people into places that they would never have been otherwise. People on the internet don’t usually openly say that they are believers nor do they flaunt it. The world would be so much better off if they did say hey I’m a Christian and clean up their newsfeeds.
Cite this The Divine Potter
The Divine Potter. (2016, Jun 28). Retrieved from https://graduateway.com/the-divine-potter/