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"Chosen" in the Bible: 1 Peter 2:9
God's people are described here as "chosen"--God has separated them from the rest of the world and claimed them as His own. God has put a personal claim on His followers.
Set apart - a Christian perspective
The apostle Paul writes of being "set apart" by God for a special purpose when he was a child. The implication is that God has a plan for us from the very beginning of our lives, and that He calls each of us to a specific purpose.
A.W. Pink : Chosen to Salvation
There are three things here which deserve special attention. First, the fact that we are expressly told that God's elect are "chosen to salvation": Language could not be more explicit. How summarily do these words dispose of the sophistries and equivocations of all who would make election refer...