Grace and Election (Romans 11:5)
So then, also in the present time a remnant according to ELECTION OF GRACE has come to be. Romans 11:5
But when God was pleased, he having separated me from my mother’s belly, and having called me through his Grace, to reveal his son in me, Galatians 1:15
Even as he elected us in him before the foundation of the world, for us to be holy and without blemish before him in love. Ephesians 1:4
For he said to Moses; I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will pity whomever I will pity (Exodus 33:19). So then, it is not of the one willing, nor of the one running, but of the one showing mercy, of God. For the scripture says to Pharaoh; for this very thing I raised you up, so that my name might be publicized in all the earth (Exodus 9:15). So, then, to whom he desires he shows mercy. And to whom he desires, he hardens. Romans 9:15-18
With absolute certainty it is God that gives grace and he gives grace to whomever he pleases. For it is God who has all the grace, therefore he can give it to whomever he wills, he is by no means obligated to anyone. God chooses to give Grace freely and as much as is needed, he gives Grace in abundance, it is overflowing Grace. He calls many, but only a few are chosen, chosen by his Grace. And to those chosen ones he gives all the Grace they need to obtain salvation. As shown by;
For we yet being without strength, in due time Christ died for ungodly ones. (Romans 5:6)
Jesus told his disciples; for you did not choose me, but I chose you…. (John 15:16) Did Jesus choose his disciples because they deserved it, or had something good in them, maybe because they were very talented or very faithful or were the hardest workers? No, it is all and totally by his Grace!
For you see your calling brothers,
that there are not many wise according to flesh, or many powerful, not many wellborn. But God chose the weak things of the world so that he might put to shame the strong things. And God chose the low-born of the world and the despised and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are, so that no flesh might glory in his presence. 1 Corinthians 1: 26-29
The shepherd calls his sheep, not just any sheep, but those that belong to him. Jesus said; I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. John 10: 14-16
All that the Father gives me will come to me and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. John 6:37
Jesus also said; No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. John 6:44
These scriptures should make it pretty clear that it’s totally up to God’s mercy and Grace and not on anything we do or can do. Neither is it any of our qualities that we might possess or future good deeds we may do.
God choosing his own is by his Grace and his Grace alone!