How odd of God / To choose the Jews1.Perhaps we can use this as a good summary of the message of the following section in parshat Ki Tavo, where we are to be the am segulah:
It wasn't odd /The Jews chose God2.
tefillin have "Mi KeAmcha Yisrael Goy Echad BaAretz."
We might also read it as automatic. What makes us the am segulah, the chosen treasured people? The fact that we have chosen to follow God and adopt his holy, ethical laws makes us by definition "high above all nations that He hath made, in praise, and in name, and in glory; and that thou mayest be a holy people unto the LORD thy God, as He hath spoken."
1 William Norman Ewer
2 Ogden Nash's reply