Romans 9:20-21, “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?”
As the days pass and the day of the coming of the Lord comes nearer by the moment, we should expect the world to become worse and worse. The Apostle Paul told us this in 2 Timothy 3:13, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” Those who are laboring to please God will witness these things and grieve, but it will not change the devolution of man as they descend deeper and deeper into the works of depravity.
Our study verses are two that the Apostle Paul used in teaching the sovereignty of God in election. Paul’s argument? If a person will agree that a potter has power over a lump of clay, surely you could agree that God is sovereign over the men and women on earth. For man to look up to God and say He isn’t sovereign would be just as foolish as thinking clay would look up to the potter and command him/her to make it into whatever it pleased.
In recent days there has been much said concerning the subject of marriage, What is marriage and what two people are able to come together and be married? Reading the Bible will benefit the questioning mind and give the answers to those questions. Marriage is an institution given by God. In the beginning, God created Adam. And when God saw it wasn’t good for man to be alone, He took a rib from his side and made woman. Marriage, as given by God, is between a man and a woman. Any who claim otherwise may say they disagree with religious groups, but they are actually crying against the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe. It’s the clay that is claiming to be sovereign over the potter. And just as men in the land of Shinar worked stacking bricks on the Tower of Babel to make a name for themselves, men today do the same. How long will God suffer such ungodliness? The answer to that question is found in His sovereign will. My duty is to serve Him and submit to His commands, no matter what the world may say or do. Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Revelation 22:20, “…Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” Amen!