Worthy of your Calling
“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.”
Paul wrote a number of his letters from prison. His letter to the Ephesians is one of them. He considered Himself a “prisoner for the Lord”. He was unfairly treated, falsely accused, and unjustly imprisoned; yet, he was determined he would use his time “for” the Lord Jesus.
Paul knew He was called by the Lord, and even behind bars he wanted to live a life worthy of his calling. Therefore, I believe Paul shares with the believers in Ephesus, and us, the secrets he has learned in His journey with the Lord.
Wherever we find ourselves in life, we can consider our life to be “for” the Lord Jesus. We all have spheres of influence among people right where we are who need to see us living our life in a manner worthy of our Lord.
When we allow the Holy Spirit to bring forth His fruit in our lives, we will exhibit humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance, love and peace. As we read today’s exhortation and teaching from Paul, we see these are the very qualities that will demonstrate the unity of the Spirit for all the world to observe and be attracted to Christ.
Tell the Father you are thankful for His forgiveness, and the calling of the Lord Jesus on your life. Tell Him you want to be absolutely surrendered to His Holy Spirit today to bring forth fruit that will attract the world to Jesus.
Dive Deeper: Study Ephesians 4.