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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. (NIV)

You Are Called

What is a “calling”? Often when we find ourselves doing something we really enjoy that makes a difference in the lives of the people around us we might say that we have ‘found our calling’, our destiny. Discovering our purpose in life becomes the grand pursuit of growing up. What do you want to be when you grow up?

This is not to be confused with the profession we train and study and work to pursue. That’s what we DO. Our calling is who we are! We are called – by God. Romans 8:28 in the New International Version Bible reads, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” That is usually the version that I quote as I focus on the promise that God is working everything out for our good and His glory.

When I was a kid I memorized the King James Version of Romans 8:28. It goes like this. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” I never quite understood that phrase….to them who are THE CALLED. I LOVE that! That is you and me! We are called by God…to God. It is not something we do or something we work to achieve. We are His.

What does God say about you? You are called.

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