“Woe to the one who argues with his Maker” (Isaiah 45.9).
My wife and I were the instruments through whom God brought five boys into this world (see v. 10). But God brought everyone and everything into existence. He is responsible for His children, particularly Israel in this context. We are the clay; He is the Maker. We, too, are as “one clay pot among many. Does clay say to the one forming it, ‘What are you making?’ Or does your work say, ‘He has no hands’” (v. 9).
So many are arguing with their Maker. They question how they were made. Some even claim that God made a mistake. They are dissatisfied with who they are. Such disputing is foolish. God’s will is clear in His Word. Who am I to resist Him? Rebellion is questioning God’s will and lordship over me.
Whenever I complain, I’m arguing with my Maker. I may have a lot; I may have little. I know how to abound and I know how to be abased. I know what it is to be very healthy and what it is to be very sick. I know what it is to be very alone and what it is to be surrounded by people who love me. Whatever comes my way is permitted by God for my good. If I complain, I deserve the destruction that comes my way (see 1 Corinthians 10.10).
But God is forgiving. He will not cast me out because I have come to Him in the name of Jesus Christ. My hope is in the Lord who gave Himself for me! I am reconciled to my Maker. I am ready to meet my Maker. “Woe to the one who argues with his Maker.”