God always takes the initiative in calling, electing, and wooing believers to Himself ( v. 12; John 6:44,65; 15:16; Eph. 1:4-5,11). The term “ calling ” is used in several theological senses:

A.  Sinners are called to salvation by the grace of God through the finished work of Christ ( Rom. 1:6-7, which is theologically similar to 1 Cor. 1:1-2 and 2 Tim. 1:9; 2 Pet. 1:10 ).

B.  Sinners call on the name of the Lord to be saved ( Acts 2:21; 22:16; Rom. 10:9-13 ). This statement is a Jewish worship idiom.

C.  Believers are called to live Christlike lives ( 1 Cor. 1:26; 7:20; Eph. 4:1; Phil. 3:14; 2 Thess. 1:11; 2 Tim. 1:9 ).

D.  Believers are called to ministry tasks ( Acts 13:2; I Cor. 12:4-7; Eph. 4:1 ).

If God has called you it matters not the reason, what does matter is that you answer that call.

God called me ( D ) and at that point I asked why I just got done doing what I was called to do again.

I answered that call and in doing so I was blessed beyond compare.

Please; when you are called — answer.



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