Isaiah 64:8-9 (NKJV) 8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand. 9 Do not be furious, O Lord, Nor remember iniquity forever; Indeed, please look—we all are Your people!

Isaiah 64 is referred to as “A Prayer for Help”. In verse 6, the Prophet Isaiah confesses to the sins of the people of Israel. And he admits that all of their righteousness is like filthy rags. Their iniquities are the cause of their spiritual deadness. And because of their sins they have come short of the glory of God. This is not only true of Israel but it is also true for everyone, both Jew and Gentile alike have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. And a lost sinner is unable to do anything that is acceptable to God. We must first come to God in His way, in order to be accepted by God. And the way to God is made perfectly clear in John 3:16 (NKJV), “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” We cannot save ourselves. We need a Savior, and His name is Jesus Christ, God the Son, who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6 NKJV). Without Christ my friend, we are abandoned to the consequences of our sins which is death. But with Christ, we have eternal life. God is still the Father of the Jews, just as God is our Father, by the shed blood of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. And as our Father, God molds us and shapes us. Like clay is to a potter, we are the work of our Father’s hand. If we repent of our sins and turn to Christ, God our Father will hear our plea and He will forgive our sins. God disciplines us because we are His children. And because we are God’s children, my friend, you can be “confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6 NKJV).

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.