man is the crown and climax of the visible creation, we naturally expect the purpose which is so abundantly visible elsewhere, to obtain also in the life of man. He too must have a purpose, and to be created for a purpose is, in the. case of a free being, to be called to its fulfilment. Thus the vocation of man is a corollary from the design in the world, and may fairly, therefore, be called a part of our natural religion. The New Testament takes up and intensifies this thought ; addressing Christians as "the called of Jesus Christ," " called to be saints," " called according to God's purpose," " called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord," " called out of the darkness," " called to liberty," " called to eternal life," " called to inherit- a blessing," " called to glory and virtue," and bidding us " walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called."