Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
It is not because you were more numerous than all the other peoples that the Lord favored and chose you -- for in fact you were the least numerous of all peoples.
1 Samuel 12:22
The Lord will not abandon his people because he wants to uphold his great reputation. The Lord was pleased to make you his own people.
1 Chronicles 28:4
The Lord God of Israel chose me out of my father's entire family to become king over Israel and have a permanent dynasty. Indeed, he chose Judah as leader, and my father's family within Judah, and then he picked me out from among my father's sons and made me king over all Israel.
Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will.
On that same occasion Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will.
1 Corinthians 1:1
From Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Sosthenes, our brother,
He did this by predestining us to adoption as his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will --
This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Listen to me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned me from birth; he commissioned me when my mother brought me into the world.
"Before I formed you in your mother's womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations."
for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth.
But the Lord said to him, "Go, because this man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before Gentiles and kings and the people of Israel.
While they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."
Then he said, 'The God of our ancestors has already chosen you to know his will, to see the Righteous One, and to hear a command from his mouth,
From Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God.
Through him we have received grace and our apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles on behalf of his name.
And those he predestined, he also called; and those he called, he also justified; and those he justified, he also glorified.
even us, whom he has called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?
1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, by whom you were called into fellowship with his son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me has not been in vain. In fact, I worked harder than all of them -- yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
1 Timothy 1:12
I am grateful to the one who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me faithful in putting me into ministry,
2 Timothy 1:9
He is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
1 Peter 5:10
And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.