"It was not because you are the largest of all nations that the Lord set his heart on you and chose you, for you are really the smallest of all nations. It was because the Lord loved you and because of the fidelity to the oath he had sworn to your fathers..."
God doesn't love is because we're awesome, he doesn't love is because of anything we do to earn his love. He loves is precisely because we aren't very good at much of anything, because we are the, "smallest of all nations." He loves us because he is faithful to his promise.