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Worthy of His Calling

2 Thessalonians 1:11

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With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. (2 Thessalonians 1:11 NIV)

Christ is returning. And when he does, he will punish those who have not believed; with everlasting destruction. But his holy people, those who have believed in him, will marvel and will glorify him. And because of that, Paul prayed for those in the church at Thessalonica.

His prayer was that God would make them worthy of his calling. How often do we get that backward, thinking that we need to make ourselves worthy? But the truth is that we cannot. Only God can make us worthy to stand in Christ’s presence when he returns so that we can glorify him.

And God can do more than make us worthy. He can also empower us, both to live and to serve. Do you have the desire to grow in goodness, or other spiritual virtues? God will help you with that. Does your faith prompt you to do good, to serve God? He will help you with that as well.

God is the master builder, working in us to produce his own masterpiece. But he calls on us to come alongside him and be involved as well. So put on your hard hat, strap on the tool belt, and get to it, working alongside the Master Builder.

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Ed Jarrett

Just an old clay jar that God continues to see fit to use in his kingdom's work. I am retired, married with 2 children, and 4 grandchildren. I have followed Jesus for many years. And I love to share what He has given me from His word.

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2 thoughts on “Worthy of His Calling – 2 Thessalonians 1:11”

  1. My son is in prison. Each day I grapple with trying to communicate and ease his suffering. Yesterday the Holy Spirit put on my heart to send him your reading Worthy of His Calling. This is his response.
    Good afternoon thanks I needed to read this today its exactly what’s going on in here.Its a young guy well not young he’s 32 him and another guy had a fight over the weekend then another fight the same day. He won the first one and lost the second one they both agreed it was over. Fast forward to yesterday the younger guy mad that his eye black and now he wants to fight again the guy asked me what do I do old school that’s what they call me man I got court tomorrow and I’m not trying to keep
    Fighting this guy everyday I didn’t have a answer for him but I was just in his shoes last July he can’t tell the deputy cause that’s snitching and everyone lose respect for you he told the deputy and the deputy still didn’t do nothing and now he getting into with the other guy in cell 1 they calling him a snitch and police nigga he said was I wrong old school and I said yeah you broke the jail house rules so I went in my cell last night and didn’t think about my bad situation I’m in I prayed For the guy next to me I asked God to give me some wisdom on what to say to help this guy next to me and when I read your text it was saying praying for other’s.

    I told him I was so glad you were able to help him through our Fsther in heaven. Thank you.

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