“Who has 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 time began,” (2 Timothy 1:9 NKJV). God has saved us through the finished work of Jesus by offering us a holy invitation to accept what Jesus has done. This is totally apart from anything we can do—not by any works. It is entirely grace and according to God’s purposes even before the beginning of time. We were on His mind from beginning and called each of us to salvation through Jesus. “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9). Let us fully grasp by grace what the hope of His calling really means for us now and to eternity and beyond.