not rendering evil for evil or insult for insult; but instead blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
You didn’t choose me, but I chose you and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
“I am inquired of by those who didn’t ask. I am found by those who didn’t seek me. I said, ‘See me, see me,’ to a nation that was not called by my name.
Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his steps,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
but just as he who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all of your behavior,
because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it.
who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
There is one body and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling,
God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that don’t exist, that he might bring to nothing the things that exist,
that no flesh should boast before God.
to which he called you through our Good News, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.