Saturday 5 June, 2021

Ephesians 4:1-6

4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Paul explains to the Ephesian believers why he is in prison – for serving the Lord. Every Christian is called to serve in some way and here Paul exhorts us to live lives worthy of that call.  Paul then goes on to give some practical advice as to how this might be outworked or what it looks like.  Humble, gentle, forgiving towards one another etc.  There is also a call to unity, after all there is only one Lord, one faith, one Father etc.

What a privilege it is to be called by God and there are no two calls the same!  Similarities yes but each call is special, unique yet each one is called to exhibit Godly character, personal integrity, and an expression of gratitude for salvation.  Paul clearly reminds us here the value God places on our love for fellow believers and unity.

Dear God, thank you that you did indeed call me to serve you.  Help me to live a life worthy of this call.  May my life glorify you.  Amen

Written by Ps. Ainslie Woods

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