Double Call

God called a few people in the Bible repeating their name twice. First, to get immediate attention of individuals. Second, God speaks about something important that should be done or stopped immediately, not be delayed. Third, to assign a higher responsibility to some. Four, it is the expression of intimate love of God.
1. Abraham: God called Abraham and he became the Father of Many Nations. (Genesis 22:11-13) He left his country, people, language, culture, clan, family, and followed the Lord. He was willing to give his son Isaac, the test of faith in which he succeeded.
2. Jacob: God called Jacob and made him a great nation of twelve tribes. (Genesis 46:1-4)
3. Moses: God called Moses from the Burning Bush and appointed him as the deliverer of the Israelite from Egyptian slavery. (Exodus 3:1-10)
4. Samuel: Though Samuel was young, probably a teenager, Lord called him. God groomed and used him in a special way as priest, prophet and judge. (I Samuel 3:10)
5. Martha: Lord graciously taught Martha not to be upset about many things but choose that is eternal and would not be snatched away from her. (Luke 10:38-42)
6. Simon Peter: The hyperactive, dynamic, restless disciple had to learn to trust God, not himself. (Luke 22:31-32) Lord used him on the Day of Pentecost as the first preacher, prophet, and teacher. (Acts 2)
7. Eloi, Eloi: Lord Jesus addressed God the Father which expressed the intimacy of the Triune God: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
8. Saul: Lord called Saul who was a ruthless persecutor of the church, to send Him to Gentiles and bear immense suffering for His name’s sake. (Acts 9:4)
9. Jerusalem: This city was elevated to prominence, yet warned of judgment for rejecting the Lord, who like mother hen loved to gather the chicks. (Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:34)
10. Lord, Lord: Strangely, false teachers and prophets will address Lord twice, but unknown to God. They address with lips, but their hearts are far off. (Matthew 7:21-22; Luke 6:46; 13:25)
Do I rejoice as the Lord knows and calls me by my name? (John 10:14)