An example of this is seen when the apostle Peter is speaking of people being given a choice to believe or not, and
those who chose to believe are designated as "a chosen race":
For this is contained in Scripture:
"Behold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious
And he who believes in Him will not be disappointed."
value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve,
"The stone which the builders
This became the very corner stone," and,
"A stone of
stumbling and a rock of offense";
for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were
also appointed. But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may
proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
(1 Peter 2:6-9)
How does an invisible God make known His desire for people whom He can call His own?