"Walk In A Worthy Manner"

February 9, 2016

“Walk In A Worthy Manner”

Blessings folk!

Let us look at what Ephesians has to say about what we have learned in Colossians 3.

Eph 4:1-3
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,
being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Again, we see “therefore”…in light of what has been covered previously in Ephesians - who we are in the Lord.

Paul implored them.
He encouraged.
He exhorted.
He kept the Truth ever before them.

HIs first “implore-ment”?
Walk in a worthy manner.
Walk according to the calling by which we have been called.

Paul described himself as a prisoner of the Lord.
He literally was in prison, yet he was free.
So are we.
Freedom and liberty are in the Lord.

We walk in this freedom and liberty.
What are the characteristics of this liberty?
tolerance for one another in love
diligence in preserving the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace

As I’ve mentioned many times before, true believers are unified by definition.
It is the Spirit that unifies.
True believers have the Spirit.

It is our responsibility to walk and live in the Spirit and to preserve the unity.
We must not create division within the Body.

Choose today to walk in this worthy manner.
You “can not do it” of your own volition nor in the flesh.
You can “do it” in the Spirit of the Lord.