Focus Verse: But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. (4)
Are we like clay in the Potter’s hands? Is the Master Designer able to shape us into what seems best to Him? Or are our lives still marred because we refuse to be reformed by God? If we strive to shape ourselves into what we think we ought to be, we will never be all that we could be.
Focus Verse: “Then break the jar while those who go with you are watching, (10)
God tells Jeremiah to use a little drama to illustrate to the people of Israel just how devastating their destruction will be because they refuse to listen to His words and obey Him. If they do not repent, their nation will be smashed beyond the point of repair just like the jar was smashed.
Focus Verse: Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (2)
As believers, it is important for us to remember that Christ has risen. Therefore, we must also rise. Our hearts must always be ascending to higher and more Heavenly heights. Don’t let your mind be dragged through the mud of life. Don’t let your thoughts dwell on the terrible things that happen in this world. My dear friend, Oscar Wilde, wasn’t too far removed from Paul’s thinking when he said: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Keep your head up, kid! Lift your heart up! Keep your mind off of earthly things. Set your mind on things above.