Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So also in Hosea He says, "I will call that nation My People which was not My People, and I will call her beloved who was not beloved.
But if it is in His grace that He has selected them, then His choice is no longer determined by human actions. Otherwise grace would be grace no longer.
1 Corinthians 7:25
Concerning unmarried women I have no command to give you from the Lord; but I offer you my opinion, which is that of a man who, through the Lord's mercy, is deserving of your confidence.
1 Timothy 1:13
though I was previously a blasphemer and a persecutor and had been insolent in outrage. Yet mercy was shown me, because I had acted ignorantly, not having as yet believed;
Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our times of need.
And from this we learn that everything is dependent not on man's will or endeavour, but upon God who has mercy. For the Scripture said to Pharaoh,