Chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father.
The Saints that Peter is addressing have been scattered into various regions and he goes onto say that they are chose according to the foreknowledge of God the Father. Now to be chosen is to be picked out, to be selected and it is pre-arranged, for that is foreknowlede (the Greek word for foreknowledge is prognosis from which we get the word- prognosis!). We have been selected before the world began, we have been chosen. It seems so much to get our heads around, and in fact I don’t think we will fully understand how gods chooses us, how he has foreknowledge .