Tuesday, October 24, 2006

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ
(Romans 1:6)

If we are also the called, then what are we called to? We are called, as it says in the next verse (Romans 1:7), to be saints (1 Corinthians 1:2). What does this mean?

We are called to fellowship with Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:9).
We are called out of darkness and into light (1 Peter 2:9).
We are called to peace (1 Corinthians 7:15).
We are called to liberty (Galatians 5:13).
We are called to the one body of Christ (Colossians 3:15).
We are called to holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:7).
We are called to suffer for righteousness sake (1 Peter 2:21 / Philippians 1:29 / 2 Timothy 3:12).
We are called to virtue (2 Peter 1:3).
We are called to inherit a blessing (1 Peter 3:9).
We are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:9).
We are called to His kingdom and glory (1 Thessalonians 2:12 / 2 Thessalonians 2:14 / 1 Peter 5:10)!

Those wonderful truths we have been sharing are what our missionary friends are telling those in the rest of the world. It is also what we need to be sharing with our world. We don’t need to change the message. If those you share the Gospel with don’t believe it, then they won’t receive it. If they won’t receive it, you will have done your part; if they don’t get it, then don’t sweat it (John 3:27 / John 6:44). Your job is to walk worthy of the call. I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called (Ephesians 4:1 – ESV).

The phone is ringing and it is God on the other end. Will you answer the call?


Even So... said...

...it tolls for thee (someone had to say it)...

Even So... said...

Wrong number?