Sojourning Under the Sun: Sabbath Mission (2) (Deuteronomy 7:1-26)

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?