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Also called: Anointing, Invitation, Purpose, Vocation
God’s summoning of people to himself as well as to particular tasks.

Top Bible Verses about Calling

Isaiah 6:8

Isaiah 6:8

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “I am here! Send me!” Read Isaiah 6:8
Matthew 11:28–30

Matthew 11:28–30

Come to me, all of you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to carry and my burden is light.” Read Matthew 11:28–30

Mark 1:16–20

And as he was passing by along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew, Simon’s brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishermen). And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you become fishers of people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and his brother John, and they were in the boat mending the nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the … Read Mark 1:16–20

Acts 2:39

For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all those who are far away, as many as the Lord our God calls to himself.” Read Acts 2:39
1 Corinthians 7:22

1 Corinthians 7:17–24

But to each one as the Lord has apportioned. As God has called each one, thus let him live—and thus I order in all the churches. Was anyone called after being circumcised? He must not undo his circumcision. Was anyone called in uncircumcision? He must not become circumcised. Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. Each one in the calling in which he was called—in this he should remain. Were you called while a slave? Do not let it be a … Read 1 Corinthians 7:17–24

Famous Christian Quotes About Calling, Anointing, Invitation, Purpose, Vocation

Preachers Should Be Certain of Their Calling

Let the preacher of the gospel be certain that his calling is from God. And it is expedient that according to the example of Paul, he should magnify this his calling, to the end that he may win credit and authority among the people, just as the king’s ambassador magnifies his office and calling. And thus to glory is not vain, but a necessary kind of glorying, because he does not glory in himself, but in the king who has sent him, whose authority he desires to be honored and magnified.

Martin Luther

A Deliberate, Intelligent Purpose

This is the one purpose of God, the great worker in heaven, the source and master of all work, that the glory of His love and power and blessing may be shown. This is the one purpose of Christ, the great worker on earth in human nature, the example and leader of all our work. This is the great purpose of the Holy Spirit, the power that works in us.… As this becomes our deliberate, intelligent purpose, our work will rise to its true level, and lift us into living fellowship with God.

Andrew Murray

“Vessels Meet for the Master’s Use”

If I know my own heart today, I would rather die than live as I once did, a mere nominal Christian, and not used by God in building up His kingdom. It seems a poor empty life to live for the sake of self.

Let us seek to be useful. Let us seek to be vessels meet for the Master’s use, that God, the Holy Spirit, may shine fully through us.

Dwight L. Moody
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