It was not because you were greater than all other people that the Lord loved you and chose you. In fact, you were the smallest of peoples! No, it is because the Lord loved you and because He kept the solemn pledge He swore to your ancestors that the Lord brought you out with a strong hand and saved you from the house of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh, Egypt’s king.
2 Timothy 1:12
…for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.