Isaiah 45:9 Quarreling With God

Broken pottery

Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’? Isaiah 45:9 

Leaders will often make some decisions that are not always loved by the followers. This is often done because they see the bigger picture. Sometimes it is also done out of ignorance. In either case, there are some who will begin to argue and quarrel with the leader, fighting the decision.

Arguing and quarreling with the leader is a favored thing for many people. They always see things differently and think the leader is wrong and they have to put the leader in his place. People want to prove themselves right, whether they are right or wrong.

Isaiah calls down woe upon anyone who quarrels with their Maker–God. He questions whether they have any right to say anything at all against God.

Just as many in the world quarrel with their leaders, there are many believers who quarrel with God. They get angry with God for the decisions He has made. The argue against reasons to do what He has asked them to do.

Anytime a believer begins to quarrel with God, he should take a step back and realize who he is. He is made by God and for God’s purpose, not for self alone. God is the one who created the believer and saved Him.

Just as a clay pot is made by the potter and has no say in what its form will be, neither does a believer have any say in what his purpose will be on this earth. God is the one in control. Isaiah calls the one who quarrels just a potsherd, which is a broken piece of pottery with no real value in itself.

There will be times that you will not understand why God is calling you to do or not do something. You have to trust God in what He is telling you. He sees the bigger picture. He is also the One who made you.

Do not allow yourself to quarrel with God, but accept His perfect and good will for your life. Allow Him to make you into the person He has created you to be–the image of Jesus Christ. God has only your best in mind when He makes you into what you are to be.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God is your Maker; that you will not quarrel with God; and that you will allow God to make you into the image of Jesus Christ.

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