The Called

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. – 1 Corinthians 1:9 NKJV. 

In the book of Numbers instructions were given for the making and the use of trumpets. The trumpets were made of silver and must have been very beautiful instruments. They would blow the trumpets to call the people or groups of people to certain activities. 

The trumpets would call the people to assemble at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. The trumpets would call the heads of the thousands, the princes of Israel to assemble. The trumpets would call the people of the different camps to begin to move forward in an organized way. The trumpets would also sound an alarm or call the people to war. 

God is still in the calling business today. He doesn’t use a trumpet but a still small voice which speaks to our hearts. We often speak of preachers and other Christian workers as being called. We talk about missing our call. We tend to neglect that all those who know Jesus as their Savior have been called. There is the initial call to salvation, into His fellowship. The call does not end there. It is a continuing call. We are told in 2 Timothy 1:9 the God, “…who has saved us and called us with a holy calling….” 

Once we know the Lord through being “born again” we are continually called into a deeper relationship with God which will result in our becoming more and more like Him. The apostle Peter speaks of this in 1 Peter 1:15-16: “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’” 

Make no mistake God is calling you! He is speaking to your heart at this very moment. The question is “Do you hear Him.” Or, maybe the question should be “Do you want to hear Him?”

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