“…..Our God may consider you worthy of the calling……” (2 Thessalonians 1:11).
There is something glorious about the calling of God; it is a “holy calling” (2 Timothy 1:9); the Romans, Paul described as “the called of Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:6), “called to be saints” (Romans 1:7); those who truly love God are “called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28); we are called into the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:9). We are called unto liberty, with the proviso that we should not use that liberty as a pretext for fleshly indulgence (Galatians 5:13).
There is a Divine voice still calling throughout the world; He is calling His sheep back into His fold; if we were not lost there would be no Father’s voice calling us to return, to come back. We should always seek to hear that voice; that voice has never died out and will never die out, as long as man lives upon this earth; that voice echoes down throughout the generations, from east to west and from north to south; it is sounding in every place that men have heard of Christ Jesus.
It is calling men back to God; from the very beginning, when sinful Adam fled from the face of God, that voice came; “Adam, where are you”? That voice still resonates today; “Adam, where are you”? If we are privileged to hear it, we should cast ourselves upon our face and thank Him that He still speaks; if we cannot hear it, we should cast ourselves upon our face and beg Him that He might speak to us.