CHURCH SONGS WITH THE CORRECT ROMANS 9 POTTER CONTEXT


Romans 9’s mentions of God as the potter should be viewed in light of its reference back to Jeremiah 18, as well as Paul’s other mention of vessels in 2 Timothy 2:20-26. It is about our current lives being moulded into shapes better suited for service (not about Unconditional Election of individuals to salvation from eternity past!). These songs we might have sung before should remind us of that. Take me, Mold me Use me, Fill me I give my life to the Potter’s hands Hold me, Guide me Lead me, Walk beside me I give my life to the Potter’s hand – The Potter’s Hand (1997) Take me, break me, mould me, Lord As the Potter shapes the clay Pleasing you in all I do Approved in every way. – Approved in Every Way (1982) Have Thine own way, Lord, Have Thine own way; Thou art the Potter, I am the clay. Mould me and make me After Thy will, While I am waiting, Yielded and still. – Have Thine own way, Lord (1907) You are the potter I am the clay Mold me and make me This is what I pray Change my heart oh God Make it ever true Change my heart oh God May I be like You – Change My Heart Oh God (1996) Lord, Thou art a potter skilled And a glorious builder too, Molding for Thy vessel great, Building with Thy house in view. I am both a man of clay And a new-made living stone, That Thy vessel I may be And the temple Thou wouldst own.
– Lord, Thou Art a Potter Skilled (2015)

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