Having told us that God sets his saving purposes upon a people by way of his sovereign and free choice, Paul now addresses some questions raised by that doctrine. Is it fair for God to choose some but not all? Is it right for God to make some people just to condemn them? How can God hold us accountable for not believing if believing is because of his work in us? To hear Paul answer is more than an intellectual exercise, but to encounter a God who is free in his mercy and worthy of our worship.