Again, all in Jeremiah. Let’s read Jeremiah 16, 17, 18, and 35. Here we go!
“The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, GOD, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be” (Jeremiah 17:9-10 MSG)
God desires truth always. As much judgement and destruction He speaks through Jeremiah, He always leaves room for restoration and a remnant to rebuild. I love chapter 18 – such a sweet picture of the closeness of God. Holding us and molding us in His own hand, even when things don’t things don’t turn out as planned, He can make us again.
“Whenever the pot the potter was working on turned out badly, as sometimes happens when you are working with clay, the potter would simply start over and use the same clay to make another pot. Then God’s Message came to me: ‘Can’t I do just as this potter does, people of Israel?’ ”(Jeremiah 18:4-5 MSG)
He doesn’t throw us away if we ‘turn out badly” – He makes us again!