The Potter's Clay 

You are in for trouble,
   if you try to hide your plans from the Lord!
Or if you think what you do
   in the dark can't be seen.
You have it all backwards.
A clay dish doesn't say
   to the potter,
"You didn't make me,
   You don't even know how."
                                                    Isaiah 29:15-16
The Lord said:
You have no right
   to argue with your Creator.
You are merely a clay pot
   shaped by a potter.
The clay doesn't ask,
"Why did you make me this way?
   Where are the handles?"
Children don't have the right
   to demand of their parents,
"What have you done
   to make us what we are?"
                                                Isaiah 45:9-10

The Lord told me, "Go to the pottery shop,
and when you get there, I will tell you
what to say to the people."
I went there and saw the potter making clay pots
on his pottery wheel.  And whenever the clay would
not take the shape he wanted, he would change his
mind and form it into some other shape. ...

But I know you won't listen.  You might as well
answer, "We don't care what you say.  We have made
plans to sin, and we are going to be stubborn and
do what we want!"
                                                  Jeremiah 18:1-4, 12

Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York , NY: American Bible Society 1995)