Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel to honor, and another to dishonor?…
I. THE MATERIAL OF WHICH HUMANITY IS COMPOSED. Represented by clay.
II. THE SOVEREIGN RIGHT OF GOD TO MOULD IT TO HIS WILL. A vessel to —
III. THE CONSISTENCY OF THIS DOCTRINE WITH HUMAN FREE AGENCY.
1. God determines our physical and temporal conditions.
2. Not our eternal doom.
(J. Lyth, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?