God – knows our future

  • the angel of the LORD appeared to him (Gideon) and said to him, “The LORD is with you, valiant warrior.” Judges 6:12 NASB
  • Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” Rom 9:11-13 NIV 

SUMMARY

God knows our future; which is He(God) calls him(Gideon) valiant warrior. He also knew that Esau would be godless (see Heb 12:16) which is why He says Esau I hated.