Which of the two did the father's will?" They answered, "The first one."
2 Samuel 19:27
by slandering your servant to your majesty. But your majesty the king is like an angel from God: so do what you think is best.
So I prayed to the God of heaven and I replied to the king, "If it seems good to you, and if your servant has found favor with you, would you send me to Judah, to the city where my ancestral sepulchers are located, so I can rebuild it?"
The king told Haman, "The silver is given to you, along with the people, to do with them as you see fit."
Look, I'm in your hands, so do with me what you think is good and right.
""A mighty king will come to power, and he'll rule with awesome energy, doing whatever he pleases.
""However, the one who invades him will do whatever he wants to do. No one will oppose him. He'll establish himself in the Beautiful Land, wielding devastating power.
""The king will do as he pleases. He'll exalt and magnify himself above every god, speaking amazing things against the God of Gods. He'll succeed until the indignation is completed, because what has been determined must be carried out.
But I tell you that Elijah has come, yet people treated him just as they pleased, as it is written about him."
He told Jesus, "I will give you all this authority, along with their glory, because it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone I please.
So he released the man who had been put in prison for revolt and murder the man whose release they continued to demand but he let them have their way with Jesus.
who were born, not merely in a genetic sense, nor from lust, nor from man's desire, but from the will of God.
Therefore, God's choice does not depend on a person's will or effort, but on God himself, who shows mercy.