Effectual calling does not make us the center. We are not chosen and that’s the end of our effectual calling. It’s the beginning. Regeneration means that we have been called and chosen, but only for God’s purpose, not so we can sit back and say, “Well, I’ve got the issue of heaven settled. God chose me, he did it, and now I can relax. I am safe for eternity. I’ve got life and fire insurance, and nothing to worry about.” No. When we are called by the Lord, we are commissioned to go forth into that area of life and thought which is our place under his purpose, and there to bear fruit under him, and there to be diligent in service and in prayer, that his will be done.
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