God uses examples of what we understand at the time, to explain things to us, when explanations are desired. Often metaphors and parables are used to explain a truth, for we are meant to be spiritual and to see truth from the words He shares, even in that, using the Holy Spirit to help us to understand.
I believe some things of God and I know some things of God. Among those that I only believe, probably I am wrong on some [the in part part or through a glass darkly part]. The problem is that I do not always know which ones are which.
As we grow is God, I believe that we will have more and more of our belief, that is our faith, replaced by knowledge. Guess who brings us to that point?
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." Heb 12:2
i agree kj, potting is an amazing thing. God did say bro, in Genesis 2:7 God fashioned Adam out of dirt/dust and undoubtedly again with us from our mother's womb. For all of us there has been a need for The Holy Spirit to prune/reform and delight in the new vessel!