Hi Peeps; I am wondering if somebody would answer me a question. I have been taught to believe about election and I quite accept it. But what I'm having trouble with is the verse I quoted in the title. I'd like to know how does a person know if he is loved or hated by God? In other words it clearly says that before the twins were born, before they did good or evil, "Jacob I loved, Esau I hated". So, Esau rejected God in his life, no denying that. But isn't that because God first hated him? Also, Pharoah is mentioned here and here too it says that God hardened his heart. So, other than a "feeling" because feelings are fickle. How do I know if God loves me like Jacob or he Hates me like Esau?