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(for not yet having been born, nor having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to selection might remain, not from works, but from him who calls),
LORD has made everything for its own end, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
But now, O LORD, thou are our Father. We are the clay, and thou our potter, and we are all the work of thy hand.
Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he was making a work on the wheels.
And if God, wanting to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,
Is this man Coniah a despised broken vessel? Is he a vessel in which none delights? Why are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into the land which they know not?
Israel is swallowed up. They are now among the nations as a vessel in which no man delights.
But the Lord said to him, Go, because this man is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name before Gentiles and kings, and sons of Israel.
2 Timothy 2:20
Now in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also wood and earthen, and some for esteem and some for disesteem.