The Hebrew word for “stone” is “eben” and it means rock or death. In other words, the will is dead. It can not choose!
The Hebrew word for “flesh” is “basar” and means mankind, flesh, meat. In other words the will is made alive.
A dead rock cannot choose Christ! But if it were given a heart filled with life: its will, its desire would be for Jesus. So which comes first, we choose Jesus and He moves in or He chooses to dwell in us? According to Ephesians 1:4, He chose us before the creation of the world.
Most would argue, “But we have free will. We are not robots!” Yet Scriptures reads that every intention of our hearts is evil (Genesis 6:5). Is an evil heart capable of making such a righteous decision as choosing Jesus? Instead, Ezekiel tells us, I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. It seems that Father is the only one with free will and will never yield His glory to another (Isaiah 48:11) for such an honorable decision. Jesus makes this clear when He says; No one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father (John 6:65).