Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | August 1, 2017

“HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES”

Today’s devotion comes from Jeremiah chapter 19.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+19&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“Thus says the Lord, “Go and buy a potter’s earthenware jar, and take some of the elders of the people and some of the senior priests.  …

“Then you are to break the jar in the sight of the men who accompany you and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Just so will I break this people and this city, even as one breaks a potter’s vessel, which cannot again be repaired;  and they will bury in Topheth because there is no other place for burial.”  Jeremiah 19:1 and 10-11.

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The LORD emphasized His sovereign power and authority by commanding Jeremiah to buy a potter’s earthenware jar (verse 1) and then break the jar (verse 10) in front of the elders of the people and some of the senior priests who accompanied him to buy it, and to say to them, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Just so will I break this people and this city, even as one breaks a potter’s vessel, which cannot again be repaired …” (verse 11). 

Other doctrine portrays the god of their desires and imaginations as more sensitive than sovereign.  Other doctrine portrays their god as some kind of meek Santa Claus who bows down to the alleged free-will of man and who serves man’s every desire.

But, Reformed Doctrine seeks to see and understand the God of Scripture.  Reformed Doctrine presents the God of Scripture as the sovereign God Who has shattering power and authority such as a potter has over his pottery illustrated in today’s Scripture.

“AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES …”  Revelation 2:27.

“I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”  Psalm 2:7-9.

“6 “Your right hand, O Lord, is majestic in power,
Your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.
7 “And in the greatness of Your excellence You overthrow those who rise up against You;
You send forth Your burning anger, and it consumes them as chaff.”  Exodus 15:6-7.

Those who contend with the Lord will be shattered;
Against them He will thunder in the heavens,
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
And He will give strength to His king,
And will exalt the horn of His anointed.”  1 Samuel 2:10.

The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind,
“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”
The Lord is at Your right hand;
He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.
He will judge among the nations,
He will fill them with corpses,
He will shatter the chief men over a broad country.
He will drink from the brook by the wayside;
Therefore He will lift up His head.”  Psalm 110:4-7.

12 In indignation You marched through the earth;
In anger You trampled the nations.
13 You went forth for the salvation of Your people,
For the salvation of Your anointed.
You struck the head of the house of the evil
To lay him open from thigh to neck.  Selah.”  Habakkuk 3:12-13.
     

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