The Bible has been read and studied by millions of people all over the world. It’s no surprise that some people have questions about what it means to live according to God’s word. In this article, we’ll look at four different Bible passages that discuss what it means to be called by God. We’ll also discuss some of the ways you can serve others in your own life to better fulfill your calling!
What is the highest calling in the Bible?
Loving God and loving your neighbor is the highest calling. The Bible tells us that we are to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:39). While this is an important commandment, it also has a higher meaning in the context of what Jesus called his “kingdom” and how he wanted people to treat each other.
There are numerous stories in the Bible about people who were called to serve others in their communities. The greatest commandment, according to Jesus, is to love God and your neighbor. Serving should be at the top of your list because love is the highest calling!
Serving as a helper can assist you in developing relationships with people who require assistance or support. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn new skills and grow as a person—and there’s nothing better than making someone else happy by doing something they requested!
We will be like God if we are loved and loved. We will see Him face to face and recognize Him as the Lord of all.
We are taught to love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Mark 12:30). Indeed, Jesus stated that if you claim to love others as much as you claim to love yourself, they should reciprocate in kind (Matthew 5:43).
Jesus also taught us how to truly love others by assisting them when they are in need or suffering—and even sacrificing ourselves for another person in need!
It is possible to choose forgiveness.
It’s not about the person who wronged you or what they did. It is about choosing to forgive them and let go of their mistake, whether or not it was intentional on their part.
Forgiveness is also a gift you give to yourself—a gift with no monetary value other than peace of mind and heart (Romans 12:15). It frees us from holding grudges against others and allows us to focus on God because we know He easily forgives us when we ask Him to (1 John 1:9).
What is the prize of the high calling of God?
The prize of the high calling of God is eternal life. In fact, the reward for being a Christian is eternal life with God. It is not that we have our sins forgiven and must then spend eternity in paradise. We will spend eternity in heaven with God. The reward for being a Christian is that we will live with him forever.
It is critical for us to understand this because many people believe that doing good works is more important than knowing about God. But, if you truly want to know God and spend eternity with him, you must first become a Christian.
What does the bible say about calling
Our calling and ordination are the very reason why we exist upon the face of the earth. God has called us out of darkness into His Marvellous light. Called us out of the world into the fullness of life in Christ.
We will look at a few scriptures:
that talk about our calling in Christ.
2 Timothy 1:9 KJV
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.
God hath saved us and called us into Everlasting fellowship with Him. He called us into this fellowship by giving his Son to us. The death of his Son tore the curtain of the temple into twain; Symbolic of Access. We now have access to the Father! No middleman! No middle wall!
2 Corinthians 5:18 KJV
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
We have also been called into the ministry of reconciling men back to God! Everyone has a call in his life to bring his neighbor and relatives to Jesus.
Matthew 28:19 KJV
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
God has called us to go into the world and make disciples of many nations.
Matthew 28:16-20 tells the story of Jesus commissioning the eleven remaining disciples on a Galilean mountain. He had instructed them to meet Him there. Now He appears and instructs them to make disciples of all nations on the earth.
He commands them to baptize these disciples in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They must also teach these new believers to follow all of Jesus’ commands. Matthew concludes his book with Jesus’ promise to be with those who believe in Him forever.
1 Timothy 2:1 KJV
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
Christians are expected to pray not only for themselves but for all people. This includes kings, rulers, and government officials as well. The reason for this is that God desires such people to be saved; His love for them is as great as it is for anyone else.
A believer’s earthly hope, then, is the ability to live in peace. Paul’s primary service to God was to preach one message: that all men are saved in the same way, through faith in Christ. The men of a church, then, should lead prayer with a cooperative and loving attitude.
Luke 10:2 KJV
Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
We have also been called into the ministry of Prayer and intercession- we pray; bringing our petitions before God and we intercede bringing men before.
In Evangelism/Missions we bring God to men. In prayer/intercession we bring Men before God. Both are inseparable callings of every believer!
However, we have specific offices that some believers are also called into.
Ephesians 4:11 KJV
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Ephesians 4:11-16 discusses the gift of spiritual leaders as well as the importance of mature, loving, and united Christianity.
Some people are endowed with the ability to teach, preach, and so on. It is critical for the health of Christian congregations that these members utilize their God-given talents. At the same time, different church members have different abilities.
The community of believers functions best when all of those individual pieces collaborate in their respective roles. A strong church is far more powerful than a large church.
1 Corinthians 12:28 KJV
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
However, every believer is called into a specific assignment and ordination in Christ Jesus! But we must need to stay on the general/corporate calling for us to find, discover and fulfill our Specific calling in Christ.
We must cherish and value our heavenly calling because there’s a prize to be received at the end of the age.
Philippians 3:14 KJV
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”.
We cannot so lightly treat this area of our life- our calling, because it has rewards that transcend time.
This verse explains the proper attitude Christians should have toward the “sanctification” process. This is the lifelong process of becoming more and more like Jesus.
Our place in eternity is secure the moment we put our faith in Christ, but it takes time for our actions and attitudes to change to match His. Paul admits that he is not perfect, but he encourages Christians to emulate his singular focus on Jesus. Paul also weeps for those who reject the gospel, a decision that will lead to their demise.