In some wonderful way, God chooses the weak person for Christ sake to do the gospel. Christ is pure and holy. Therefore all who are in Christ, all who are clothed and covered with Christ are seen by God as cleansed, pure and holy. (Galatians 3:26–27 and 1st Corinthians 1:2) When we are in Christ “God no longer sees us as unholy sinners. Our old selves are dead and buried. (Colossians 2:11 – 12: Romans 6:3 –11).
God choosing does not depend on how good you are, how smart you are, how strong you are, how fine you look, or how hard you work.(Romans 11: 5–6) It depends on Christ, and being in Him (Christ)
People chosen in this way often do not look attractive to the world. (1st Corinthians 1:26-29).
The rich and the proud usually feel little need for God. 1st Timothy 6: 9–10. The poor and weak are more likely to depend on God to have faith.
Many are invited, but few are chosen John 15:16 – 17
God is neither arbitrary nor uncaring. John 1: 5; Galatians 5: 17–26.
God wants us to respond to Him willingly. If we do only what we are forced to do, we are no different from created objects or animals or machines. God created humans in a special way for a special purpose. He reveals to us that we are made in His image. (Genesis 1: 26 – 27)
He also reveals that He gives us the ability to make choices (Deuteronomy 30: 19 and John 5: 32- 40)
People can choose right, choose wrong. As a Creator, God gives us ability to choose. As a Judge, He holds each person accountable for his or her choices (Ezekiel 33: 12 – 20; Romans 5: 12)
Certainly, the Lord takes the lead in all matters of choice. “You did not choose me, but I chose you” John 15:16
Yet God in His sovereignty also chooses to let people decide for themselves. (Ephesians 6:8–9)