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Verse of the Day (July 28, 2020)

Verse of the Day (July 28, 2020) #BMSeminary – The mark is the objective of verses 10 and 11 (i.e., knowing Christ). The prize is the joyful personal satisfaction of having attained it, as well as the divine commendation and reward to be granted in heaven for having reached this goal on earth. The high calling of God is the divine summons extended to the believer for salvation. The call of God is His summons upon the life of His creatures. God’s call has a threefold emphasis. First, He calls all men everywhere to repentance, that is, the call to salvation (Acts 17:30). Second, all Christians are called to complete dedication (1 Cor. 1:9). Third, God calls us to a specific sphere of service or ministry, or a “holy calling” (2 Tim. 1:9). Illustration: The Gospels record three “calls” of Christ to His disciples, each illustrating some aspect of the call of God (cf. Matt. 10:1–5; Luke 5:1–11; John 1:35–51). At times God calls one to be a Christian (Rom. 1:6; 1 Cor. 1:9), at times God calls us to sanctification (1 Cor. 3:4), and at other times God calls His servants to special service (Acts 13:2). Application: When a Christian senses the call of God in some area of his life, he should quickly respond. (First Reference, Gen. 12:1; Primary Reference, Phil. 3:14; cf. Matt. 28:19.) [KJV Study Bible, HarperCollins]

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