Monday, November 27, 2017

Walk Worthy of Your Calling

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Paul instructed the Ephesians Christ followers to walk in a manner worthy of their calling [Ephesians 4.1]. In chapters 4 and 5, he described what a “worthy walk” looks like. It is a…

Humble walk: 4.1-3
United walk: 4.4-16
Unique walk: 4.4-16
Loving walk: 5.1-7
Illuminated walk: 5.8-14
Wise walk [5.15-17]

All of these are elements of a worthy walk. Remember, the idea behind “walk” here, is the way you live. Paul’s point is that Christ followers walk differently than the world. 

How can the world walk humbly when, in narcissism, it constantly fights for its own rights?

How can the world be united when it exalts its differences?

How can the world be unique when it is trapped in self-destruction?

How can the world be loving when it rejects God, the source of true love?

How can the world walk in light when it lives in darkness?

How can the world be wise when it walks as fools: “The fool has said in his heart there is no God” [Proverbs 14.1].

You are different than the world, dear Christ follower. That is one of your greatest assets, not a hindrance. When you walk like Christ, when you obey Scripture, you are not walking like the world. By the way, the world will take notice of it, which creates opportunities to witness for Christ. So, “Let your light so shine among men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven” [Matthew 5.16].

Living like Christ will set you apart from the world. When you walk worthy, you attract people to the light of Christ.

So be careful how you walk. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Ephesians 5.15

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