A call of God can be likened to an appointment on probation.
You must put in the effort to justify your calling.
2 Peter 1:10 NKJV
“Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;”
Various qualities must be added to our faith to ensure victory.
2 Peter 1:5-7 NKJV
“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.”
Judas had a great calling but he spoke without wisdom.
John 12:4-5 NKJV
But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?”
Judas was a hypocrite who pretended to care for the poor.
John 12:6a NKJV
“This he said, not that he cared for the poor…”
Judas had a great calling but he continued to steal.
“but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.”
Judas had a great calling but he was bound by the “love of money.”
1 Timothy 6:10a NKJV
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil….”
Judas’s main reason for betraying Christ was for money.
Matthew 26:14-15 NKJV
“Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.”
May you be filled with all the godly virtues. May God’s calling and plans for you be established, in Jesus’s name.