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Worthy

Ephesians 4:1-6
1I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
3eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—
5one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

What does it mean to walk in a manner that is worthy of the Lord, to whom we have been called? Seems like a pretty high standard to me. And to top it all off, we’re supposed to accomplish this in humility, gentleness, patience, and peace. The demands are high and this lifestyle requires intentional choices and discipline. Failure looms. I absolutely hate to be a disappointment to my friends and family. That means I put a great deal of energy into making sure I keep my promises and go the extra mile when ser…

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