worthy of the calling

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”  Ephesians 4:1-16 (ESV)

Paul is certainly making a big deal of this by emphatically “urging” the reader.

I find it interesting that Paul refers to “walking”, as if it’s a journey rather than a destination.

He expects the Ephesians, and by implication us, to live up to a certain standard. It’s no small thing to be called yet with it comes a clear responsibility to take it seriously.

He makes it easy to know what’s expected of us by outlining several examples of Godly living: “humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance, love, and unity”. A list that is comprehensive but by no means exhaustive.

In essence, a way of dealing with fellow believers that builds up the body of Christ the Son and gives all the glory to God the Father.


prayer : that I would glorify God through my actions

action : be humble, gentle, patient, forbearing, and loving towards, as well as united with, fellow believers

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