Monday, August 09, 2021

Ellul: the calling

Monday, August 9, 2021
    Feast of Mary Sumner, Founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921
    The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.”
    —Genesis 12:1 (NIV)
    When God picks out a man and speaks to him, it is to engage him in a work, an action. Nowhere in Scripture do we find indeterminate or purely mystical vocation.
    ... Jacques Ellul (1912-1994), The Judgment of Jonah, tr. Geoffrey W. Bromiley, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1971, p. 23 (see the book)
    See also Gen. 12:1; Amos 7:14-15; Jonah 1:2; 2 Tim. 1:8-9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make me know my calling, that I may do it.
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