Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
But now, O LORD, thou are our Father. We are the clay, and thou our potter, and we are all the work of thy hand.
But indeed for this cause I have raised thee up, to display in thee my power, and that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.
Distress and anguish make him afraid. They prevail against him as a king ready to the battle.
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against LORD, and against his anointed, [saying],
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against LORD.
I have laid a snare for thee, and thou are also taken, O Babylon, and thou were not aware. Thou are found, and also caught, because thou have striven against LORD.
1 Corinthians 10:22
Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
Shall the clay
Shall the axe boast itself against him who hews with it? Shall the saw magnify itself against him who wields it? As if a rod should wield those who lift it up, [or] as if a staff should lift up [him who is] not wood.
Ye turn things upside down! Shall the potter be esteemed as clay, that the thing made should say of him who made it, He did not make me, or the thing formed say of him who formed it, He has no understanding?
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? says LORD. Behold, as the clay in the potter's hand, so are ye in my hand, O house of Israel.
Rather, O man, who are thou answering back to God? No, will the thing formed say to him who formed it, Why did thou make me this way?
As yet thou exalt thyself against my people, that thou will not let them go?