|“As a prisoner for the Lord, then,|
I urge you to live a life worthy
of the calling you have received.”
A battle of words rages around us. Spend just a few minutes watching cable news and you will hear sharp accusations spoken with arrogance and pomposity. Yet neither side is really convincing when talking in such a way.
In a culture and society with so much harshness and strident speech, we believers in the life-transforming power of the Lord Jesus Christ can bring an entirely different attitude into every situation.
Rather than diminishing our passion for truth and for what’s right, we can channel our passion into a much more effective way of expressing the depth of what we believe.
The Apostle Paul offered these words of wise counsel in Ephesians 4:1-3:
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
As we interact with the people God brings across our pathway this day, let us allow the Holy Spirit to enable us to represent God’s love in all humility.
With a humble spirit, we can bring the peace of Christ into every situation. Using gentle words rather than harsh ones, we can live out our calling in the best possible way.