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Ladies Bible Study Review, part 9…

 

Called unto Eternal Life”

First Timothy, chapter 6 gives us some more insight into the definition of “eternal life.” In verse 12, we are told to “take hold of the eternal life to which you were called.” In verses 9 and 10, we are warned of attitudes and lifestyle that can lead to ruin and destruction in “eternal life” – or “life in the age to come.” This is a very serious passage to read and obey. Verse 19 in this same chapter, says, “take hold of that which is life indeed” – corresponding to verse 12. Same “life” in both verses and refers to “life” as being future.

The first part of verse 12 gives us the bottom-line reason we may or may not have “destruction” in the age-life to come: We must “fight the good fight of the faith.” “Fight” isn’t a word we like to think of in relation to our salvation; but it is the “good fight” of THE faith that pleases God and believes that He is the Rewarder of good and bad that we must keep before us. (see Hebrews 11:6)

It is interesting to meditate upon our calling. Numerous Scriptures are plain and simple for the taking. Let’s look at a few.

Called to follow:

Mt 9:9 ¶ And as Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man, called Matthew, sitting in the tax office; and He *said to him, “Follow Me!” And he rose, and followed Him.

Many are called:

Mt 22:14 “For many are called, but few [are] chosen.”

Called unto holiness:

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

Called to age-lasting glory after suffering:

1 Peter 5:10But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal age-lasting gloryby Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Called to inherit a blessing:

1Peter 3:8-9Finally , be yeALL of one mind , having compassion one of another , love as brethren be pitiful , be courteous : 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

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April 28, 2012 - Posted by | Hebrews 1 - 2:3, Ladies Bible Study Notes, Pages from my journal, Who are the called? | , , , , ,

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