Israel has a very unique mission to go and establish a heavenly kingdom on this earth. They have a unique calling to dominate a land, setup a place for God to dwell, and worship our God in the midst of the Canaanite land. One would think that Israel has this calling because they are a great people with a wonderful history. Does the Lord pick them because there is something special about them as a people? Or does the Lord pick them to make clear that there is something special about God?