Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Then the Lord said: "Name him 'Not My People' (Lo-Ammi), because you are not my people and I am not your God."
As he also says in Hosea: "I will call those who were not my people, 'My people,' and I will call her who was unloved, 'My beloved.'"
Then I will plant her as my own in the land. I will have pity on 'No Pity' (Lo-Ruhamah). I will say to 'Not My People' (Lo-Ammi), 'You are my people!' And he will say, 'You are my God!'"
And if it is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace.
1 Corinthians 7:25
With regard to the question about people who have never married, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my opinion as one shown mercy by the Lord to be trustworthy.
1 Timothy 1:13
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I was treated with mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief,
Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.
Then the priest is to take some of the blood of the guilt offering and put it on the right earlobe of the one being cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God. I am the Lord your God."
Let Israel say, "Yes, his loyal love endures!"
Justice will settle down in the desert and fairness will live in the orchard.
So then, it does not depend on human desire or exertion, but on God who shows mercy.