The Potter's Prerogatives
God set up a global food crises just to beam the searchlight on one man, Joseph.
How can they be?
Joseph had to undergo 12 years of pains and suffering as a way of training just to fit into the perfect man that will bring to pass the promises of God (Genesis 15; 13-16)
God in trying to begin the fulfillment of the promise he gave to Abraham, gave pharaoh a dream that troubled him and the only interpreter was one unhealthy-looking young man who has been lavishing in the prison.
The same gift of interpretation of dreams that Joseph was freely dispensing in the prison was what set him before pharaoh and made him second in command in the whole of Egypt. This is to tell you that God doesn’t need to give you special gift to announce you. No, he paves a way for you to showcase that special gift he gave to you.
To showcase Joseph’s gift, the whole world was thrown into famine just because God wanted to announce one man.
Just because of one man, many people died from famine, many suffered all forms of sicknesses, many dreams were shattered. All these just for one slave boy? God must really be wonderful.
He is the potter we are the clay, everything is subject to his commands and he has the sole prerogative to make of any man of what he wants.
In John 9:1-3, the Bible records the story of a man born blind from birth, and when Jesus was asked,
Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?
and Jesus replied in a shocking manner
…but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
in other words, the man was born blind to bring glory to the father.
Was that why a man was blind from birth?
Job was made to undergo suffering and pains of which was not his fault and all those trying times were just to showcase a dimension of God.
Romans 8 vs 29 tells us
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
We are all made for his glory.
He is the potter and we are the clay for Isiah 29 verse 16 tells us
Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”?
He has the absolute prerogative to make of us what ever he so desires. But just know that whatever be it he makes of you is to bring glory to his name and not yours