See also Agency; Call, Called of God, Calling; Free, Freedom
When the Lord selects, or chooses, an individual or group, He usually also calls them to serve.
Choose you this day whom ye will serve, Josh. 24:15 (Alma 30:8; Moses 6:33).
I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction, Isa. 48:10 (1 Ne. 20:10).
Many are called, but few are chosen, Matt. 22:14 (Matt. 20:16; D&C 95:5; 121:34, 40).
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, John 15:16.
God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, 1 Cor. 1:27.
He has chosen us before the foundation of the world, Eph. 1:4.
We are free to choose liberty and eternal life or captivity and death, 2 Ne. 2:27.
Noble and great ones were chosen in the beginning, D&C 138:55–56.
Israel was chosen by God, Moses 1:26.
Abraham was chosen before he was born, Abr. 3:23.