Deus nos chamou
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
And those whom he predestined, he also called; those whom he called, he also justified; and those whom he justified, he also glorified.
Therefore, brethren, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall;
so there will be an entrance richly provided for you into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Listen, my beloved brethren: has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?
And Peter said to them, »Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, for all whom the Lord our God will call to himself.«
So do not be ashamed to testify of our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and the grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
but has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
For many are called, but few are chosen.«
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish, and strengthen you.
For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to fleshly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong,
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of his might
For I am confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.