God neither chose them nor called them because they were holy, but He called them that they might be holy, and holiness is the beauty produced by His workmanship in them.
Grace does not choose a man and leave him as he is.
There is no man in this world chosen to go to heaven apart from being made fit to go there.
Foreordination to holiness is indissolubly joined to foreordination to happiness.
God’s choice of us was not because we were holy, but to make us holy; and God’s purpose will not be fulfilled unless we are made holy.