God told Jeremiah to go down to the Potter’s house and He would speak to him there. As the potter was working on a vessel and it messed up, he just reworked the clay and seemed pleased with his work. God uses this example to compare to His connection with His people. “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the LORD. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.” (Jeremiah 18:6) He gives us free will to make our own choices, but by studying His word and applying it to our lives we can be His clay.