Psalm 46:7…”The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” The God of Jacob is the God of Election. This is extremely comforting to the believer, as we have had God’s affection set on us in eternity-past, and protection in eternity-future. Jacob supplies us with the clearest and most unmistakable illustration of God’s sovereign choice to be met with in all the Bible. His dealing with Jacob gives the most emphatic refutation to the theory that His choice is dependent upon something in the creature—something either actual or foreseen—and shows that the eternal election of certain individuals unto salvation is due to no worthiness in the subjects but results solely from His sovereign grace. The case of Jacob proves conclusively that God’s choice is entirely arbitrary, wholly gratuitous, and based upon nothing save His own good pleasure. “When Rebecca also had conceived by one, even our father Isaac (for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calls;) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated” (Rom. 9:10-13).