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.

Matthew 12:18-19 No Quarreling Or Crying Out

“Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets.” Matthew 12:18-19

Some of the leadership of Israel were getting upset with what Jesus was teaching and saying. He did not fight back at all. In fact, He left the area and went somewhere else. This was to fulfill a prophecy by Isaiah stating that He was chosen. Jesus had God’s Spirit upon Him and He would proclaim justice, yet not quarrel or cry out in the streets.

People are very quick to cry out abuse or some other crime when they are persecuted for being a believer. When a person loses a job because of his open belief in Jesus, many will call for a lawyer and try to fight back. They cry out in anger and vengeance against the world.

All over the nation people are rising up in anger against some types of sinful practices being promoted in the nation. They are making their voice be heard, but it is not always done in love. It is being shown in hate and anger.

Acting this way is not the way Jesus reacted to the people against Him. His trust was in the Father, not self strength or the government.

Many believers forget that the world will act like the world, like Satan. They are living in sin and do not know any better. Believers, however, are living in a different realm. They are in the realm of God and His love. There is supposed to be forgiveness and compassion.

Looking at a non-believer living the way he does should bring tears to the eyes of every believer. That person does not know the way to truly live life. He does not know the joy God can bring him.

When the world is against you or you see the world not living for God, do not show anger. Show His love and compassion. Actions will speak louder than words. Jesus did not cry out when they pounded the nails into His hands. His love is what will draw all men unto Him.

Don’t quarrel and cry, but show love and compassion. The world will see it and want it in the end.

I pray today that you will be filled with God’s love for people; that you will not fight the world that is against God; that God will guide the words you speak; and that you will be His witness in this world.

Exodus 17:2 Testing The Lord By Grumbling

“So they quarreled with Moses and said, Give us water to drink. Moses replied, Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the Lord to the test?” Exodus 17:2

While the Israelites were in the desert they began to get thirsty and could find no water. Instead of asking for water or seeking God to provide water, they grumbled and demanded for Moses to give them water. Moses asked the questions of why they were quarreling with him, and putting God to the test.

God had been very faithful in providing everything for them up to this point. From the point of freeing them from Egypt, to escaping the army, to providing food by a miracle, God had been meeting all of their needs in time. There would be no reason He would not do so again with the needed water.

People have not changed since that time. When things start going bad, the first thing people do is complain about it to God. Others will also complain to the church leadership about the problems. They expect things to be fixed immediately in the way they see as best, rather than wait for God to answer the problem. Grumbling about things almost seems like a way of life for many people, Christians included.

Doing things like this is fighting with leadership and testing God. It is not trusting that God is in control and will meet all of your needs.

Just as with the Israelites in the desert, God was meeting all of their needs in miraculous ways at the perfect time, God will also meet all of your needs in miraculous ways at the right time.

When there is a need in your life, look to God and give Him praise for what He has already brought you through. Thank Him for how He will choose to meet your need. Then trust Him to meet that need.

Do not worry or grumble about the challenge in your life. God has it there for a purpose and He will help you through it.

Are your grumbling or quarreling today?

Or are you praising and trusting God today?

I pray today that you will trust God to meet your needs; that you will not get angry with leadership for problems in your life; that you will not fight against people, but trust in God; and that you will seek God to meet all of your needs first.