Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” (Isaiah 43:7 NKJV)
Verse 7 addresses a particular group of people: those called by God’s name. The Hebrew word for “is called” is qara and it means to call out to, call, preach, to name, to announce. This is the same word used in Genesis when God names the different elements: earth, sea, day, night as well as Adam’s naming of the animals. Isaiah 43:7 is showing us that God named/announced us by way of (through) his authority, in honor of who He is (God). (Isaiah 63:19, James 2:7). The event of the creation of an individual Believer should be looked at as a memorial to God.
In addition, the above verse refers to what that group of people is here for. The scripture says “whom I have created for my glory”. “My name” comes from the Hebrew word shem, not to be confused with the English word shame. Shem denotes a definite and conspicuous (easily seen) position; a mark or memorial of individuality. By implication, it means honor, authority, character. Therefore, those that God announced, called out to, and/or named through His position and authority, in honor of who He is, are on this earth as vessels for His honor. God moulded (Hebrew word for formed means to mould into a form especially as a potter) you as a potter moulds clay to serve the general purpose of honor to him but a specific purpose that you must seek Him to know.
When we understand who we are and why we were placed on this earth, our feelings, thoughts, and actions will change accordingly. We must adopt godly character: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control (Galatians 5:22,23); but we are expected to honor God through more than just our character. We shall also begin to reject feelings and thoughts that produce actions that are contrary to who we are and what we are here for.
It should also help us to accept and realize that as vessels for God’s honor created through His glory, we should not accept anything less than what the Word says about us (Deuteronomy 28:1-14). Satan has deceived some Believers and convinced them that it is wrong for them to live a certain way. He has convinced them that God’s Word is no longer applicable. We accept sickness, poverty, lack, brokeness. The devil is a liar. A vessel for His honor should not reflect what is contrary to God’s nature or His Word.
Walk into your calling as a vessel of God. Seek Him for His purpose for your life and live in abundant favor according to Deuteronomy 28.
Related Scriptures: Jeremiah 1:5-20; Romans 8:28-30; 2 Timothy 1:8-11; 2 Timothy 2:19-26; Romans 9:20-24; Ephesians 1:3-14; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 1:1-5; Psalm 33:6; Genesis 1,2