Our Calling and God's Glory
Christian's preoccupied with their families, struggling to make ends meet, living their mundane lives "are all in a state of holiness," according to Luther, "living holy lives before God."
Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned him, and to which God has called him.1 Corinthians 7:17
"Justification by faith alone" is surely the most important contribution of the Reformation. The second most important, arguably, is the "doctrine of vocation."
Whereas the doctrine of justification has wide currency, the doctrine of vocation has been all but forgotten. The word vocation can still be heard sometimes, but the concept is generally misunderstood or incompletely understood. The doctrine of vocation is not "occupationalism,&...