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.

Psalm 133:1 Living In Unity

Men standing together

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1 

Living in unity is something that is not very common. Everyone has their own agenda and goals in life. Each person has their own thoughts as to how things should be.

In the process of having their own thoughts on how things should be, many will fight against anyone who does not agree with them. Most people want everyone to agree with them on everything, or else the other person is wrong.

Disunity comes as a result of selfishness. Each person wants his own way in whatever is being discussed. Families, communities, cities, nations often work and live in disunity. Everyone disagreeing with everyone else.

David knew the value of living in unity. He saw the dangers and struggles that could occur when there was disunity. When people lived in unity it was always a good thing to occur.

Just as it is common to see disunity in the world, it also occurs among believers. There are many who believe that having different beliefs is automatically disunity. This is not necessarily true.

God can guide each and every person on different paths in life and not have disunity. The unity is found in everyone worships God, everyone strives to be like Jesus, and everyone works at building God’s kingdom.

The manner in which these things are carried out may look differently from person to person. One may worship standing up, while the other does it sitting down. This is not disunity, but just differences in manner. The unity is still found in worshipping God.

One should not argue, fight or look down on the other because he does it differently. Focus on God and His kingdom, not the little petty things. People need to agree to disagree on how things can be done, but not to fight about, but be in unity despite it.

There will be things that others do that you do not fully agree with. Do not allow those things to get in the way of worshipping God and building His kingdom with them. Strive to live in unity with them with all the differences.

God is a great God and has allowed many ways to do many different things. The only thing that is only one way is salvation, which is by faith in Jesus Christ alone.

Are you living in unity with other believers? Or are you fighting fellow believers?

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that God will guide you in living for Him; that you will have God’s grace with those who do things differently; and that God will strengthen you to live in unity with others.