They were the potters who lived in Netaim and Gederah; they lived there and worked for the king.—1 Chr 4:23 NET
Anywhere and everywhere we may dwell “with the King for His work.” We may be in a very unlikely or unfavorable place for this; it may be in a little country life, with little enough to be seen of the “goings” of the King around us; it may be among hedges of all sorts, hindrances in all directions; it may be, furthermore, with our hands full of all manner of pottery for our daily task. No matter! The King who placed us “there” will come and dwell there with us; the hedges are all right, or He would soon do away with them; and it does not follow that what seems to hinder our way may not be for its very protection; and as for the pottery, why, this is just exactly what He has seen fit to put into our hands, and therefore it is, for the present, “His work.” — Frances Ridley Havergal.
Daily Quiet Time - September 13
Public domain content taken from Devotional for the Quiet Hour by D.L. Moody.