Something Really Cool About God

God is not a quitter!  He does not give up easily.  We have seen that as we read Exodus and it will be equally clear as we move on to Numbers.  God does not give up!  One of the verses that I read almost daily is from Lamentations 3:22-24:
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”

“Because of the Lord’s great love . . .  I really like that!  How does that work out? In Jeremiah 18:1-4 God led His prophet to a potter’s workshop to see His love illustrated in the potter’s work.  The potter was working with a particular lump of clay and “. . . the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter, so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.”

That is to say that what the potter first chose for the lump of clay did not work out.  Sometimes, a potter would simply toss the clay aside and get clay more suitable for his plans.  However, in this case, the potter chose to make something else, more suitable for the clay and still pleasing to the potter.  How cool is that!

I have met so many people who believed that they could never please God or be acceptable to God because of some sin or mistake or poor choice of the past.  That is just not true!  God does not give up so easily.  He purposes to redeem and restore and renew.  God never tosses a person aside.  He continues to pursue us and promises to make us into a new person!   The Apostle Paul picked up on that theme when he wrote:  “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold new things have come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

That is a really cool thing about God!  God is not a quitter so . . . we shouid never give up!  Because of His great love we are not consumed!  His compassions are new every morning . . .  this morning . . . today!

How cool is that!

On the journey . . .

Pastor J K

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