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God don't make no junk

Posted by: David Carroll

Isaiah 29:16 (NKJV)

Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, "He did not make me"? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?

Can you see the arrogance of such questions? The unbeliever who says "There is no creator, I just am here by random chance." It past times, pagan religions would invent wooden idols or stone gods. What an insult to the Creator, to take one of our own creations and attribute our existence to it. That's a circular reference if I ever saw one. As insulting as that is to God, at least it attributes the creation to a false god. The world of science has come up with something far more insulting: random chance which is no god at all. The irony is that God created the very brain used to form such thoughts.

Here, Isaiah puts the believer in a position equally insulting to God when someone asks "Why did you make me like this?" Although the question recognizes God as Creator, the suggestion is that He somehow made a mistake. God makes no mistakes. I like the way Ethel Waters put it: "God don't make no junk."

Psalm 139:14-15 (NKJV)

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

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