I was reading the bible the other day and came across a familiar scripture that I had never read quite the way it was written.
Eph 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
I had never thought of this “calling” that we have been given as a vocation. Just what does that word imply?
The word vocation comes from the Latin word: vocatio – meaning a call or summons. It means an occupation to which a person is specially drawn or for which she/he is suited, trained, or qualified.
God has called us out of this world to Christ. He has equipped us using His Word and Spirit to become Kings and Priests in the world to come.
It is, I think, an axiom that for a person to be a good ruler of others he must first learn to rule himself.
Notice what Christ said as a young man; Luk_2:49 And he said unto them, ………….. wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
Notice that He referred to the work of God as a business or can we say vocation.
God has given each of us a job to do. The calling we have is indeed a vocation a life’s work to which we are well suited.
It is time that we began to work toward the end of our calling when we will be given positions in the Kingdom/Government of God.
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:
We are called after all to be Kings and Priests this is our job description in the Kingdom.
Rev_5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
So perhaps if we think of our calling in this way it will help us to walk worthy of it. Let’s make a job out of it brethren.
Let us carefully learn to rule ourselves in this life so that we can learn how to rule others in the Kingdom.
1Co_11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.