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For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Ezekiel.
Mention the phrase "called of God" and most think of those special few, God's chosen prophets, preachers and missionaries. That was certainly the case under the old covenant (before Christ) even though the people of God as a people were called (Hos 11:1). But under the new covenant every Christian is called in three ways: to belong to God, to live a holy life and to serve God's purposes in the world (Eph 4:1). Ezekiel's call was special, setting him apart from the people as God's spokesperson. But we can learn much from it. In chapter one we see that Ezekiel's call is first to Someone. Then, in chapter two, he is called to something. The order is crucial.
What would it be like if God never called us and merely left us to make of our lives what we could?
Thank God that he now issues his call through Christ to each and every member of his family. Pray for grace to live out the whole of your life in response to God's call and with the provision of his Spirit.