“Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble.”
to make your call
“To make” means to exercise application to the truth of your salvation. The Greek indicates that we are to keep on doing this.
The New Testament always uses “call” of the origin, nature and destiny of what we are in God’s eyes. It is an invitation by God to accept the benefits of salvation. The New Testament always uses “call” of our heavenly calling.
“Call” always means the successful gospel call. The next word “election” refers to eternal election (Ep 1:4; 1 Pe 1:2). Our “call” is our summons by God and our “election” is our selection by God.
Ro 11: 29 “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”
1 Co 1: 26 “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.”
2 Tim. 1: 9 “Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.”
PRINCIPLE: From eternity, God gives us a call to enter His kingdom.
APPLICATION: The point in this passage is not God’s relation to our calling and election but our relation to them. God is not subject to time. We need to make our calling sure.
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