Why did God choose Abraham. Was there something special about him. He was not more virtuous than other people. he was a sinner, when God made his covenant promise in Genesis 12:2. God declared him righteous, when he believed the promise of the covenant, even though he was old with no family (Gen 15:6).
There were three reasons why God may have chosen him.
- He was not part of the power establishment at Ur, and he did not join with the Canaanites, so he was free from the domination of the spiritual powers of evil.
- He was old with no children, so there was no one to distract him from following God’s call.
- He had failed to become a father, so he was desperate for a miracle.