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 corner stone,
And he who believes in Him will not be disappointed."
This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for
those who disbelieve,
"The stone which the builders rejected,
This became the very corner
"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?