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Defensive Pottery:

I am listening to Doug Wilson as he is preaching through Romans, and would like to share a thought with you.

We get offended at Paul’s comparing us to clay (Romans 9:21), claiming we are not very much like pots at all. We don’t just sit there; we have dreams and aspirations – a pot doesn’t! We have wills, and desires! We are not inanimate pots. Yet, we never get offended at comparing God to a potter. It never occurs to us that the transcendent, Almighty God is so much more than a potter. Matter of fact, we are more like clay than God is like a potter.

Isn’t it odd how we are so quick to try to protect ourselves? We would rather twist the truth, that submit to it (2 Peter 3:16). We’re awfully defensive pottery.

May God give us grace to come humbly to His Word.


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