x145......Calling

Ro 11:29* For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. 1Co 1:26* For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 1Co 7:20* Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. Eph 1:18* The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, Eph 4:4* There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; Php 3:14* I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 2Th 1:11* Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: 2Th 1:11* Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: 2Ti 1:9* 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, Heb 3:1* Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 2Pe 1:10* Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Eph 4:1* I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,


The word translated as "calling"......

klesis {klay'-sis} n f

---- calling 10, vocation 1; 11

1) a calling, calling to

2) a call, invitation

Listed below are all the verses which contain the word "calling" -also translated one time as "vocation". When we study these verses we can see that all Christians are "called"--and that when we simply read Ephesians chapter 4, we see that his "vocation to which we are called" is in fact the ministry--the gifts which are "given unto every one of us" to serve God.


These ministry gifts are given "even unto he rebellious" (Psalm 68:18) which agrees with the verse which says--

Romans 11:29* For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

There is no verse which states that only "some" are called--rather "every man"--the calling being to every Christian--

1Co 7:20* Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

The Bible tells us that it is "the brethren" which are called---not "some" of the brethren....

Heb 3:1* Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

2Pe 1:10* Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

We ("every man") are to-- to abide in--to live in-- our calling....

1Co 7:20* Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.


The calling is for the saints--it is what we will give to God as His inheritance--it is the gift of God within us--which we are all given to return to Him in glory as His wealth. (God considers the saved souls of men to be the greatest riches in His creation--and we are all called to bring in those riches to Him!!)

Eph 1:18* The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Everyone in the church (the body) has a calling--

Eph 4:4* There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

We are told to seek after greater callings as we mature as Christians--

Php 3:14* I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

(this spoken by Paul who of course said to imitate him in his ministry--1Co 11:1* "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ")


1Co 1:26* For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

This verse seems to say that "not many are called"--but it must be noted that the words "are called" are in italics--which means that these words are not in the Greek manuscript. It is the assumption of the translators that the words "are called" should be included in the translation. But it seems just as reasonable--considering all the other scriptures which say that all are called, to assume that this verse is really saying that "you see your calling, brethren, but not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble--see their calling" This verse (as well as the context in which it is used) is speaking about how that--

27* But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

This verse in context is saying that those Christians which see their calling--which understand their gift and anointing and are functioning in it--are in fact wiser than those who are considered wise in the world--and mightier that those who are considered mighty in the world--and more noble that those who are considered noble in the world--since the world does not see the calling which God has put on their lives, but rather they are serving the flesh.

It's pretty important to see your calling--!