You have been set apart as holy to the LORD your God, and he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be his own special treasure.
You can be sure of this: The LORD set apart the godly for himself. The LORD will answer when I call to him.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.
You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?” On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?