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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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.

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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.