Love is Particular

“The love of which the prophets spoke, of God for Israel, that fractious, sometimes disobedient people, is love for those who are different because of their difference, not for those who are the same because of their sameness. Love is particular. That is why, having given humankind, in the Noahide covenant, the general rules of a moral society, God turns to Abraham and commands him and his descendants to be a living example of what it is to love and be loved by God.”

Not in God’s Name, p. 200