Pulpit Commentary Verse In Christ, in whom he has proclaimed his name as such, of which Moses had a comfortable view, Exodus Matthew Henry Commentary 4:
Here, however as in Jeremiah The "clay" entreats Him to fashion it according to His will, and has faith in His readiness, as well as His power, to comply with that prayer.
The thought of the "potter" becomes, in this aspect of it, one with that of the Fatherhood of God. Pulpit Commentary Verse 8.
We are the clay, and thou our Potter comp. Thy hands have made us and fashioned us, both as individuals and as a nation. Thou hast lavished thy labour and thy skill upon us. Surely thou wilt not "forsake the work of thine own hands" Psalm Notwithstanding all that we have done against thee, and thou hast done to us, the relation of a father continues; thou art our Father by creation and adoption; as he was in a particular manner to the Jews, to whom belonged the adoption; and therefore this relation is pleaded, that mercy might be shown them; and so the Targum, "and thou, Lord, thy mercies towards us "are" many or let them be many as a father towards "his" children.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary 8. Unable to mould themselves aright, they beg the sovereign will of God to mould them unto salvation, even as He made them at the first, and is their "Father. Sin is that abominable thing which the Lord hates.
Even our few good works in which there is real excellence, as fruits of the Spirit, are so defective and defiled as done by us, that they need to be washed in the fountain open for sin and uncleanness. It bodes ill when prayer is kept back.
To pray, is by faith to take hold of the promises the Lord has made of his good-will to us, and to plead them; to take hold of him, earnestly begging him not to leave us; or soliciting his return. They brought their troubles upon themselves by their own folly.
Sinners are blasted, and then carried away, by the wind of their own iniquity; it withers and then ruins them. When they made themselves as an unclean thing, no wonder that God loathed them. Foolish and careless as we are, poor and despised, yet still Thou art our Father.
It is the wrath of a Father we are under, who will be reconciled; and the relief our case requires is expected only from him.
They refer themselves to God. They do not say, Lord, rebuke us not, for that may be necessary; but, Not in thy displeasure. They state their lamentable condition. See what ruin sin brings upon a people; and an outward profession of holiness will be no defence against it.
How few call upon the Lord with their whole hearts, or stir themselves to lay hold upon him! God may delay for a time to answer our prayers, but he will, in the end, answer those who call on his name and hope in his mercy.Mercy is the withholding of a just condemnation.
Throughout the Bible, God gives many illustrations of His mercy. God fully demonstrates His mercy in Jesus Christ.
God was merciful to the wayward Solomon in 1 Kings God was merciful to Israel in captivity (Psalm ; Nehemiah ).
David illustrated God’s mercy when he showed . A merciful God. That's what I'm thinking as I look down upon the useless piece of vegetation that's kept from rotting by my preservative charm.. I hastily print a simple note. God is as much a loving Mother as a loving Father.
This is duly recognized in "Dives in Misericordia," albeit only in notes 52 and "The name of God is Mercy" is the title of a book by Pope Francis, but the "year of mercy" logo . Jun 27, · Pastor Willard Maxwell New Beech Grove Baptist Church Newport News, VA.
THE MERCIFUL POTTER ROMANS AND JEREMIAH In these two passages of Scripture Jeremiah and Paul are speaking about the sovereignty of God, especially as it relates to the people of Israel. They are raising a number of questions that are related not only to .
-- for Jehovah thy God is a merciful God, -- he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he swore unto them. English Revised Version for the LORD thy God is a merciful God; he will not fail thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.