Today you should read: Jeremiah 18
Jeremiah 18 can be one of the most beautiful or upsetting passages in Scripture. Let me explain.
God tells Jeremiah to go to the Potter’s house, and Jeremiah sees the Potter working to fix the messed up piece. The Potter not only fixes it, but he also remakes it. God is telling Jeremiah that He can do this with the people of Israel. He can remake their hearts. Not only that, but God desires to do this.
This passage is beautiful because each person is a broken vessel. Yet, God did not leave us broken. Instead, He sent His Son to die for sins and He remakes those who trust in Jesus. 1 Peter 2:24 says, “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” If you are a believer, you have been remade by God and there is great rejoicing in that!
But this passage is upsetting because of the people’s response. They respond with denying the one true God and following their own ways (v. 12).
It’s upsetting to know that people are going to continually reject the Gospel. It’s upsetting to know that people will spend eternity separated from God. If you are a believer, the thought of someone going to Hell should cause you to tremble.
Believers need to understand the drastic need for the Gospel. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HELL. So let’s take a stand. Let’s put away the comforts in life. Let’s stop pursuing the things of earth. Let’s go after those who are far from God so that they might have a relationship with Him. NOTHING IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE GOSPEL.
What would your life look like if you lived every day to spread the Gospel? What things would you need to give up for that? Your TV? Your hobbies? Your phone?
God has commanded us to share the Gospel (Matt. 28:19-20). Will you do it?
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice
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