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  • God had a special covenant with the Jews, but as we later found out, it was only a portent of a covenant to come, under Christ. Think of the way it is under Christ: God allows all to come to salvation. But only those who are chosen may be saved. And only those who answer the call will be saved. (And many people believe there's a 1:1 relationship between those two groups.) In other words: many are called, but few are chosen.

    Not sure if that helps ... what may help is this: I gave up long ago trying to r
  • Hi, Rick!

    I think the passage is speaking about God's having chosen to reveal himself first to the Hebrew people; he loved the fathers in the sense of being willing to show himself and to name himself ("I am that I am") as the one, true, living deity. Think burning bushes. The Hebrews were the first group to understand that.

    God is just to all peoples and deals with them equally, as a good judge would be in a court. But to the Hebrews he was willing to enter into a more intimate relationship so that he coul