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This is what you were called to do

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"Do not return evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but, on the contrary, with blessing, for this is what you were called to do, so that you may inherit blessing" (1 Peter 3:9).

It is because we know God’s plans for us (our calling), that we can act in accordance with them. We have been called:

  • to bless in order to receive blessing (1 Peter 3:9),

  • to undergo suffering in silence in order to live out God’s justice (1 Peter 2:21-24),

  • to be free in order to serve others (Galatians 5:13),

  • to one hope that preserves unity of spirit (Ephesians 4:4),

  • to one body, so that Christ’s peace might reign in men’s hearts (Colossians 3:15),

  • to the fellowship of God’s son in order to be blameless (1 Corinthians 1:8-9),

  • to His kingdom in order to walk in a way that is worthy of God (1 Thessalonians 2:12),

  • to sanctification in order to be a vessel of honour (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7),

  • to possess the glory of Jesus-Christ in order to be saved (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14),

  • to eternal life in order to pursue the Kingdom’s values. (1 Timothy 6:11-12),

  • to an eternal inheritance to avoid doing dead works (Hebrews 9:14-15),

  • to eternal glory in Christ in order to resist the devil (1 Peter 5:8-9),

  • to the feast of the Lamb in order to be arrayed in fine linen (Revelation 19:8-9).