When in the market place one dusk of day,
I saw the potter thumping his wet clay.
And with its all but obliterated tongue, it murmured,
"Gently brother, gently, pray."
- Omar Khayyam
Some people are better than others. If they were clay, they would be bone china. I tend more towards earthernware. This extends to salvation apparently. Some people, though dead in sins and trespasses, make a decision for Christ. Then they are born again. It's amazing what some dead people can do!
But what if we were all clay? Would we decide what kind of pot we would want to be? Guess that would entirely be up to the potter? Don't you love the Bible passages that describe Almighty God as a potter? It's one of those concepts that is so plain and understandable.
I know it is referred to in the Old Testament, but I would like to quote Paul. Here are his words:
Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump, to make one vessel unto honour, and another to dishonour? Romans 9:21