When there were transactions between the Father and Son, YOU were mentioned in particular; God the Father gave YOU by name to his Son.
— Jeremiah Burroughs
To those who are elect and have the Spirit, predestination is the very sweetest of all doctrines, but to the worldly-wise it is the bitterest and hardest of all. The reason God saves in this way is to show that he saves not by our merits but by election pure and simple, and by his unchanging will. We are saved by his unchanging love.
— Martin Luther