WHO CALLS? God does!” And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,  even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles.  As He says also in Hosea, will call those who were not My people, ‘My people,’And her who was not beloved, ‘beloved.’”-{Romans 9:23-25}

He calls and saves, sovereignly, independently, completely, eternally, delightfully {Jude 24}and always with a Divine purpose, as the verses below show!

1 – CALLED TO SALVATION. -“ who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, ” -{ 2 Timothy 1:9}

2.– CALLED TO CHRIST -“God is faithful who has called you into fellowship with His Son.“- {1 Cor 1:9}. “… among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ “-{Rom 1:6}

3. – CALLED FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT – “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nationa people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;“-{1 Peter 2:9}

4.- CALLED BY GRACE- “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;”  -{ Gal 1;6 }

5. – CALLED TO FREEDOM -” For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” – {Gal 5:13}

6. – CALLED  TO WALK WORTHY – “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, ” -{Eph 4:1}

7. – CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. -“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.“-{Romans 8:28}

8. –  CALLED TO HOLY LIVING -“ For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.”… “God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives. -{1 Thess 4:7 NLT}.  “… but Like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;“- {1 Peter 1:16}.

God’s call, effectual call is initiated, executed by Him. Salvation is all of GOD, His Sovereign call that needs no one’s permission, and it is to His glory. He is to be adored, praised, lovingly obeyed and humbly walked before.

How Great is God. How Worthy to be PRAISED…. Go back over the list above and praise Him for each one. Take time to Think on His Generosity, graciousness, Power and privilege bestowed upon YOU. -🙂