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Calling
God’s summoning of people to himself as well as to particular tasks.
Dictionaries
Key passages
Is 6:8

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “I am here! Send me!”

Mt 11:28–30

Come to me, all of you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to carry and my burden is light.”

Mk 1:16–20

And as he was passing by along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew, Simon’s brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishermen). And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you become fishers of people.” And immediately they left …

Ac 2:39

For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all those who are far away, as many as the Lord our God calls to himself.”

1 Co 7:17–24

But to each one as the Lord has apportioned. As God has called each one, thus let him live—and thus I order in all the churches. Was anyone called after being circumcised? He must not undo his circumcision. Was anyone called in uncircumcision? He must not become circumcised. Circumcision is …

See also
Ge 12:1–9; Ex 4:1–17; Ex 19:1–25; Ex 28:31–29:21; Ex 30:22–33; Ex 31:1–11; Ex 35:30–36:1; Le 8:1–36; Le 21:1–24; Nu 3:1–51; Jdg 2:11–23; Jdg 3:7–30; Jdg 6:11–27; Jdg 11:29–33; 1 Sa 3:1–4:1; 1 Sa 6:20–7:1; 1 Sa 9:1–10:16; 1 Sa 15:10–16:13; 2 Sa 2:1–7; 2 Sa 5:1–5; 1 Ki 1:28–53; 1 Ki 19:11–21; 2 Ki 9:1–13; 2 Ki 11:4–12; 2 Ki 23:28–30; 1 Ch 11:1–3; 1 Ch 22:1–23:32; 1 Ch 29:21–25; 2 Ch 22:1–9; 2 Ch 23:1–11; Ps 18:25–50; Ps 89:19–37; Ps 105:23–45; Pr 1:20–33; Pr 9:1–12; Is 6:1–13; Is 22:15–25; Is 43:1–21; Is 45:1–13; Is 49:1–13; Is 51:1–16; Is 54:1–17; Je 1:4–19; Je 15:10–18; Je 16:1–13; Je 20:7–18; Je 35:1–19; Eze 2:1–3:15; Am 7:10–17; Jon 1:1–3; Jon 3:1–4; Mt 4:18–22; Mt 8:18–22; Mt 9:9; Mt 10:1–4; Mt 11:25–30; Mt 20:1–16; Mt 22:1–14; Mk 1:16–20; Mk 2:13–17; Mk 3:13–19; Mk 6:7–13; Mk 10:17–22; Lk 5:1–11; Lk 5:27–28; Lk 6:12–19; Lk 9:1–11; Lk 9:57–10:16; Lk 14:15–24; Jn 1:6–8; Jn 1:29–51; Jn 7:37–39; Jn 15:12–17; Jn 21:15–23; Ac 2:14–39; Ac 7:1–8; Ac 7:17–36; Ac 9:1–9; Ac 12:25–13:3; Ac 16:6–10; Ac 21:37–22:21; Ac 26:12–18; Ro 1:1–7; Ro 8:18–30; Ro 9:6–13; Ro 11:11–36; 1 Co 1:1–9; 1 Co 1:18–31; 1 Co 7:17–24; 2 Co 1:1–2; Ga 1:1–5; Ga 1:11–17; Ga 5:7–15; Eph 1:1–2; Eph 1:15–23; Eph 4:1–6; Php 3:12–16; Col 1:1–2; Col 3:12–17; Col 4:16–18; 1 Th 2:1–12; 1 Th 4:1–8; 1 Th 5:23–28; 2 Th 1:3–12; 2 Th 2:13–17; 1 Ti 6:11–16; 2 Ti 1:1–2; 2 Ti 1:8–12; Heb 3:1–6; Heb 5:1–4; Heb 9:11–15; Heb 11:8–12; 1 Pe 2:18–25; 1 Pe 3:8–12; 1 Pe 5:5–11; 2 Pe 1:1–11; Jud 1–2; Re 17:7–18;