One of the definitions of a wicked person is that they do not call upon the Lord.
Psalm 53:4 Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge,
Who eat up My people as though they ate bread
And have not called upon God?
A life that lives as the Lord calls us to live is one who calls upon the Lord. He says over and over again in His Word, “call on Me”. It is the wise young lady who gives heed to this admonition. Are you ever in trouble? Call on Him. He has promised that He will rescue you but you need to be careful to give Him the honor.
Psalm 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.
Do you need boldness? Call on Him.
Psalm 138:3 On the day I called, You answered me;
You made me bold with strength in my soul.
Do you need to know what to do? Call on Him.
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
An expression of true repentance is when people call on the Lord. Is there something in your life that you know that you should not be doing? Call on the Lord and turn from your wicked ways. The Lord meets the one who delights in doing righteousness.
Jonah 3:8 But both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth; and let men call on God earnestly that each may turn from his wicked way and from the violence which is in his hands.
The greatest invitation that has ever been given has been given to all of us. Whoever will call upon the Lord will be saved!
Romans 10:8-13 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Let it not be said of you that you did not call on the Lord or that you became weary of Him. Call on Him today, while you have the opportunity.
Isaiah 43:22 Yet you have not called on Me, O Jacob;
But you have become weary of Me, O Israel.
If you do not call upon Him while you can then the day will come when you will wish that you had done so when you had the opportunity. He is calling to you. Do not refuse Him.
Proverbs 1:28,29 Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
Because they hated knowledge
And did not choose the fear of the Lord.