1:26 consider your calling. Salvation, by its very nature, does not depend on human values. Even those in the Corinthian church who might have been justly admired could not have claimed that they were chosen because of their good qualities. Rather, God has mercy on all who acknowledge their sinfulness (Mark 2:17; John 9:39–41). See “Effectual Calling and Conversion” at 2 Thess. 2:14.