So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
Note 3 at Mt 20:16: The use of the word "chosen" here does not mean that God has limited salvation to only a select few. Salvation is a free gift to everyone (Joh 3:16, Ro 10:13, Tit 2:11, and Re 22:17), but not everyone will be saved (Mt 7:13-14). This is not because God is unwilling to save some (2Pe 3:9) but rather because some are not willing to repent and receive salvation God's way (Ac 4:12). Therefore, God calls all to repentance but only chooses those for salvation who meet the conditions of Ro 10:9.