What do I do with this? It is important to understand how salvation comes about, but how does this specifically apply to your life and to my life as we walk with Christ?
- The calling of God affects my identity: Romans 1:6-7; 1 John 3:1 “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
- The calling of God produces humility & thanksgiving: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 illustrates Paul’s thanksgiving and humility for the grace and mercy offered him in salvation.
- The calling of God produces holiness: Ephesians 4:1 “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called; 1 Thessalonians 4:7 “For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.” I have said it before: Who you are proves what you believe. The way you live demonstrates your true confession.