OVERVIEW: Jeremiah performs another object lesson for Judah. He breaks a potter’s jar to illustrate the destruction coming to Jerusalem.
BIG IDEA: Don’t let your heart get so hard it is no longer moldable.
KEY VERSE: Jeremiah 19:15 (Jeremiah to Israel)
This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: “I will bring disaster upon this city and its surrounding towns as I promised, because you have stubbornly refused to listen to me.”
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I will mold and shape you or reshape you to be productive and live a life of joy and purpose. I will work with you to recognize who you are in Christ and see the value of surrendering to me and my way. My way may be a hard path to travel, but it will be rewarding. It will fulfill you and motivate you each day you choose to live in my power. You may be tempted to choose other paths that appear attractive and promise short-term results, but if you want to experience real-life that leaves an impact for eternity, follow me.
However, if you decide to harden your heart and elect to close your ears to my instruction, your choice will have devastating consequences. I cannot remold or reshape a hardened pot. If you become so calloused to me and my way, you will be like an unusable pot. Turn to me while there is still time. As long as you respond to my invitation, your clay will remain soft enough to reshape.
Keep your heart soft and open to all God wants to do in your life. Ask God to reveal any areas of your life where you have stopped listening to him. Humble yourself before God in those areas.