Bible Study Devotional -Day 55 – Commentary Romans 9:19-21- Why did God make me like this?

Then why does God still blame us?  For who can resist his will? But who are you, O man, to talk back to God?  “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?” “Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?  (Romans 9:19-21)

Being human, we all have limitations.  Many times, I have been frustrated with myself when I seek perfection and ask God or mutter to myself, “Why did God make me like this?” But not everyone seeks perfection.  Some say, “It’s God’s will that I am like I am, so God shouldn’t blame me.” The point is that humans have limited knowledge, and God knows best how he can make us Christlike and fit us into His plan.  Job told God that he thought God was treating him unfairly.  Then, God asked Job questions.  Can you make Orion stride across the winter sky, always on time?  Can you handle Satan?  Like Job, we would have to answer, “Of course not, I’m human.” 

God made Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus.  Judas gave Jesus to the chief priests and elders in exchange for 30 silver coins.  Judas couldn’t resist God’s will.  Judas, or course, felt so much remorse that he returned the 30 silver coins and hung himself.  Did God blame Judas, for who can resist His will?  Judas, a believer, was an apostle of Jesus. Humans want to convict Judas for what he did, but God promises us that we can’t lose our salvation. (See John 10:27-28.)  I could be wrong, but I fully expect to see Judas in heaven.

When we repent and ask forgiveness, God makes us righteous.  We are forgiven, and He doesn’t blame us.  No worries! “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:2)

Bible Study Devotional -Day 55 – Commentary Romans 9:19-21- Why did God make me like this?

2 thoughts on “Bible Study Devotional -Day 55 – Commentary Romans 9:19-21- Why did God make me like this?

  1. We are human and all make mistakes and have limitations. Despite that, if we ask forgiveness for our errors we will not lose salvation. I don’t know why He made me as I am but I need to accept it and work with what I have been given.

    1. Once Jesus has written our names with His blood in the Book of Life, they will never be removed. God made you without blemish with the spiritual gifts you need to accomplish His will for your life. Then, the enemy interferes, because he doesn’t want us to follow God. The enemy gets into our minds and creates bad situations that we go through. Going through bad situations and your handling of them also results in who you are now. The key is to go through bad situations with God guiding you and to let God work with what you have been given to do His will.

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