Vocations in the Bible

If you’re keen  to think and pray about where God may be calling you, there are a number of passages from the Bible that can help.

Calling in the Bible comes up many times, as God calls ordinary men and women to play their part in the unfolding story of  the Bible and to use their gifts and skills. The epistles especially tell us of the Church being a body and that our talents make up that body. 

In the Old Testament
1 Samuel 3:1- 4:1
1 Kings 19:1-21
Isaiah 6:1-8
Jeremiah 1:1-10

In the Gospels
Matthew 4:18-22
Luke 1:26-38
Luke 5:1-11
John 13:1-14

In the Epistles
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
1 Corinthians 12
Galatians 1:15-26
Ephesians 4 :11-16
Philipians 3:10-14
1 Peter 2:2-10

Two other readings are very helpful to meditate on: Matthew 3:17 “This is my Son the beloved, with whom I am well pleased”,  and 1 Thessalonians 5:24 “The one who calls you is faithful”.




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