Walk this way...

Read Ephesians 4:1-6 slowly. I know slowly doesn't fit in modern society, but if you can't read it slow - read it twice.

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. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling ; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

What jumps out at you? For me the first thing that jumps out is that we need to walk in a way that is worthy of our calling. That is a powerful statement and I instantly think, "so what does that mean?" Paul goes on to define it next.

Humility. Gentleness. Patience. Tolerance. Love. Diligence. Peace.
That is some list of characteristics that describe how we should live. From my own strength, I am rarely any of those, let alone all of them.

I also want you to reflect on two things concerning the second part of this passage, verses 4-6 (the list of ones).
1. How clear is it that we as Christians need to be about unity of the faith. When we make it about ourselves, we divide, when we make it about Him, we set aside our minor differences.
2. How do you take the last line, "one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all?" We know God is the Father of us all, we know God is over all of us, and we know that He is in all of us, but what does "through all" mean? Look up the New Living Translation, it clearly lays it out. Pray today that we realize that God has different roles in our lives, and that we do not hinder Him.

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