A reason to praise God
As an encouragement to Evangelism
It is not:
Fatalistic or mechanistic
Based on God’s foreknowledge of our faith
Foreknowledge of person, not facts
2 views: Grace alone
Something in man makes the difference: but then it is partly on our merit.
Election is unconditional
1 Timothy 2:4
3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 
The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (1 Ti 2:3-4). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.