The elect are those whom God graciously chose before the creation of the world to be his children forever (Ephesians 1:4-6; Romans 8:29-30). Through the gospel, God brings those whom he has elected to saving faith in Jesus Christ and preserves them in the faith. Election demonstrates that people are not in any way responsible for their salvation; God’s grace is the reason for their salvation (Romans 11:5-6).
One of our hymns addresses the subject this way: “From eternity, O God, In Your Son you did elect me. Therefore, Father, on life’s road Graciously to heav’n direct me; Send to me your Holy Spirit That his gifts I may inherit.” (Christian Worship 461:1) What blessings from our Triune God!