'Vocation' in the Bible
Manoah said, “Now when your words come to pass, what shall be the boy’s mode of life and his vocation?”
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
for He delivered us and saved us and called us with a holy calling [a calling that leads to a consecrated life—a life set apart—a life of purpose], not because of our works [or because of any personal merit—we could do nothing to earn this], but because of His own purpose and grace [His amazing, undeserved favor] which was granted to us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago],
For [as a believer] you have been called for this purpose, since Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you may follow in His footsteps.