Affirming Your Calling

Affirming Your Calling

“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.” (2 Peter 1:10, NIV)

Calling of God

God has a plan and purpose for each of our lives.

He calls us to be his children, to walk in his ways, and to participate in his redemptive work in the world.

This calling is not based on our merit or achievements, but solely on his grace and love.

Assurance of Election

Along with this calling comes the assurance of our election – the knowledge that we have been chosen by God to be his own.

This election is not a matter of favoritism or partiality, but a reflection of God’s sovereign will and his desire to redeem a people for himself.

Responsibility of Confirmation

While our calling and election are gifts from God, we have a responsibility to confirm them through our actions and our lives.

The apostle Peter urges us to “make every effort” to affirm our faith and walk in a manner that reflects our identity as God’s chosen ones.

Promise of Stability

When we take this responsibility seriously and confirm our calling and election through our words and deeds, we are promised a life of stability and steadfastness.

The path of obedience and faithfulness will lead us away from stumbling and falling into sin, and will enable us to stand firm in our faith.

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Our High Calling

Our High Calling

In Hebrews 3:1, we encounter a verse that calls us to reflect on our calling as followers of Christ and to consider the profound implications of this calling.

“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.”

A Heavenly Calling

This verse begins with a powerful “therefore,” indicating a connection with the preceding verses where the writer discusses Jesus’ superiority over Moses.

We are referred to as “holy brothers and sisters,” highlighting our sanctified status through faith in Christ.

We share in a “heavenly calling,” a divine invitation to be part of God’s kingdom.

Fixing Our Thoughts on Jesus

This verse encourages us to “fix our thoughts on Jesus.” This means intentionally directing our minds and hearts toward Him.

Jesus is not only our Savior but also our example. By contemplating His life, teachings, and sacrificial work, we can align our lives with His purpose and character.

Jesus: Apostle and High Priest

In this verse, Jesus is acknowledged as our “apostle and high priest.” As an apostle, He is the sent one—the one sent by God to reveal God’s truth to humanity.

As our high priest, He intercedes on our behalf before God, offering forgiveness and grace. Recognizing these roles, we understand the depth of His love and care for us.

Embracing Your Calling

As you reflect on Hebrews 3:1, embrace your calling as a follower of Christ with humility and gratitude.

Strive to emulate His example of love, service, and obedience. In doing so, you not only honor your heavenly calling but also become a vessel of God’s grace and love in a world that desperately needs it.

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