Matthias is chosen by lot (Acts 1). Or is he?
A commentary is quite helpful:
Drawing lots to select a candidate sounds strange, but it was a Jewish custom. …
Drawing lots was not a substitute for human decision … but a way of putting the choice into God’s hands.
When we attain some high or responsible position, we may be tempted to congratulate ourselves …
We do well to remember the people we have met … and, more fundamentally, the gifts that God has given.
These are essentially random.
Like Matthias, we have been chosen by “lot.”