Potter’s Wheel

Potter’s Wheel is used in Scripture to represent a creating God. In other words, it highlights the fact that God has unlimited and unrestricted creative abilities, both in what He makes as well as what characteristics He endows His creatures with.

Potter’s Wheel Meaning

The Potter’s Wheel has a symbolism associated with it. He describes the creative activity of God in making things the way He wishes them to be.

God cannot be held responsible for how He makes things. There is no right of a creature to demand or rebuke God for how He made them. God works according to the method that brings glory to Himself, how he decides, and neither man nor angel has the right to rebuke God for anything. Satan will use anything he can to attack the righteousness of God, but Satan has to deal with God as his Creator, and as sure he (being a creature like us) has no authority nor right to tell God He has worked incorrectly.

The no-rebuke and no-complaint points are very important because a creature must accept the will of the Creator for their life. The potter makes one vessel for glory and another for dishonor. For example, one vessel to sit on the table while you eat, and another to wash your backside after going to the bathroom. One light is a chandelier and another one is a hall light for the bathroom at night. That is the decision of the Potter and not the thing created.

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God as Creator are works about God’s bring other things, persons, etc. into existence in the Creation that God has made. This act is God acting as a Creator. God thinks and works holistically. God made man, but God also made animals and plants before he made man so that man could sustain himself by having things to eat. God made man, but God in his wisdom understood that man alone is really boring and depressing, so he made a different kind of “man”, woman. That really livened thing up for man and men!

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Pigeon

pigeonAlthough many Bible dictionaries consider a pigeon and a dove to be the same things, I would consider them slightly different. A dove is more of a calm animal. A pigeon is more of a busy bird that goes about seeking food, looking for fallen seeds. Doves do the same, but they seem to me as being less “busy” and more “quiet”. To me that is their principle differences.

Pigeon

In general, a pigeon is more of a pest than anything else. They are not associated with peace and quiet, but with business and activity. They themselves would cause confusion. Doves are a symbol of the Holy Spirit, and in this, they are quiet, peaceful, causing or enjoying rest. Pigeons_ don’t have these traits. Continue reading

Porcupine

Porcupine.

The prophets Isaiah and Zephaniah mention a wild creature that lived in desolate ruined places (Is. 14:23; 34:11; Zeph. 2:14). The KJV calls it a bittern, but the RSV translates the animal as hedgehog or porcupine (bustard, NEB). Palestine does have porcupines, even today. They are small animals with sharp needles all over their backs. When in danger, the porcupine rolls up into a prickly ball.

Source: [Anon-Animals]

Pleasure

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures
David Cox’s Topical Bible Concordance

• Belong to the works of the flesh Gal. 5:19,21.
• Are transitory Job 21:12-13; Heb. 11:25.
• Are all vanity Ec 2:11.
• Choke the word of God in the heart Luk. 8:14.
• Formed a part of idolatrous worship Exo. 32:4,6, 19; 1Co. 10:7; Judg. 16:23-25.
• Lead to
– Rejection of God. Job 21:14-15.
– Poverty. Pro. 21:17.
– Disregard of the judgments and works of God. Isa. 5:12; Amo. 6:1-6.
– Terminate in sorrow Pro. 14:13.
– Are likely to lead to greater evil Job 1:5; Mat. 14:6-8.
– The wicked seek for happiness in Ec 2:1,8.
• Indulgence in
– A proof of folly. Ec 7:4.
– A characteristic of the wicked. Isa. 47:8; Eph. 4:17,19; 2Ti. 3:4; Tit. 3:3; 1Pe. 4:3.
– A proof of spiritual death. 1Ti. 5:6.
– An abuse of riches. Jam. 5:1,5.
– Wisdom of abstaining from Ec 7:2-3.
– Shunned by the saints 1Pe. 4:3.
• Abstinence from, seems strange to the wicked 1Pe. 4:4.
• Denounced by God Isa. 5:11-12.
• Punishment of Ec 11:9; 2Pe. 2:13.
• Renunciation of, Exemplified
• Moses. Heb. 11:25.

Pygarg

Pygarg.

The Hebrew term translated pygarg in (Deuteronomy 14:5) means “leaper.” The RSV translates ibex and the NKJV has mountain goat or addax (margin). This animal probably was the white-rumped antelope. Also see Antelope, Goat.

Source: [Anon-Animals]

Pelican

Pelican.

The pelican is one of the largest webfooted birds, often reaching 2 meters (6 feet) in length with a 3 meter (lo-foot) wingspread. But in spite of its great size, the pelican swims and flies well.

Pelicans live in colonies, and they are known as experts at catching fish for food. Their long bills have an elastic pouch on the bottom half. With this pouch a pelican scoops up several quarts of water along with his prey. The pouch serves also as a dinner bowl for baby pelicans, who dip into it for a partially digested treat.

Beautiful in flight, the pelican is a haunting, solitary figure when at rest. Perhaps this was the image in David’s mind when he declared, “I am like a pelican of the wilderness” (Ps. 102:6). Other translations render the word as vulture, desert-owl, or jackdaw.

Source: [Anon-Animals]

The Pelican.

The pelican is a large bird, and a curious one. It sometimes measures nearly six feet from the top of the head to the end of the tail; and you know that this is the height of a tall man. It may be called a water-bird, because it lives on the sea-coast, or on the borders of lakes and rivers and lives upon fish only. It has a very long bill, and under this is a curious bag or pouch to hold the fish which it takes. When there is nothing in it, you would hardly notice it, because it is drawn up close under the bill; but it is so large that it will hold two or three gallons of water.

When the pelican goes to seek for its food, it flies up into the air for some distance, then turns its head on one side, and with one eye looks sharply down into the water until it sees a fish. Then it darts down very swiftly, and is almost sure to seize it. Instead of eating the fish at once, it usually stores it away in its pouch, and watches for another. When its bag is filled, it flies away to some lonely place to satisfy its hunger, or to feed its young. In order to get out the fish, it presses its bill against its breast; and this has led some people to believe that it pierces its breast, and feeds its young ones with its own blood. Of course this is only a fable.

The pelican likes to live in lonely places, such as a rocky island in the midst of the ocean, where nobody will come near to disturb it: it is for this reason that David says in the 102d Psalm, “I am like a pelican in the wilderness,” or solitary place. I suppose he wrote this Psalm when he was very sorrowful; perhaps when Saul was pursuing him, and trying to take his life.

[Cook, Scripture Alphabet of Animals]