The Potter – Body and Mind, Bible Study, Integrity

“You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his
will?” But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say
to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Has the potter no right over
the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and
another for dishonorable use?”
Romans 9:19-21 ESV
I had a lot of trouble trying not to question God. Questions like, “Why would
God threatened to kill the first born in Egypt if the Egyptians didn't let His people
go?” or “Why does God let people die of cancer?” or “Why is there a Hell?”
When I read the Bible, I question why God acted a certain way. Boy, have I got
that wrong!
The fact is God is my creator and I am created. As my creator, God can do
whatever He wants. Think of it this way. When you create something or own
something, how do you feel when others criticize you if you use something in a
way they don’t like? How would you feel if I came to the home that you built
and started painting your walls purple and orange? Who am I to do that?
The fact is God can do what He chooses with us. We can't pick and choose what
God should or should not do. We can't choose commandments that we like and
ignore what we don't like. We don't decide if God places evil people in this
world. God is the potter and we are His pottery.
So, when you're reading the Bible, read all of it. Don't pick passages you like and
ignore ones you don't. God is the potter so He decides and makes all the rules.

by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor

Alberta, Canada

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