God had every right to discard all of humanity. Instead He chose to extend Grace and Mercy. Throughout the human story, God always had a remnant chosen by grace. God, the Great Potter, could have thrown out all of humanity as a discarded vessel from a bad lump of clay. Instead, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy. He has formed a new vessel of mercy, chosen by grace, from not only from Jews, but also from Gentiles. What a gracious and merciful God we serve!