The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 20 June 2022 ~ Living Worthy Of The Divine Calling
TOPIC: Living Worthy Of The Divine Calling
READ: Ephesians 4:1-3 (NKJV)
- I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,
- with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
- endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Every calling as a soldier, banker, nurse, etc., demands codes of conduct that distinguished their members. Some of these codes are depicted by colours of uniforms, speech and work patterns. Similarly, we have a divine calling to become God’s children. 1 Peter 2:9 states that we are called to be a royal priesthood and a holy nation called into His marvelous light to show forth His praises.
Today’s passage enjoins us to live worthy of this great calling and outlines expected codes of conduct including humility, gentleness, lack of selfishness, patience, tolerance, love, eagerness to protect the unity of the body of Christ as well as functioning in accordance to the measure of God’s gift in our lives. It is unfortunate that some Christians do not adhere to these codes of conduct. In their families, kindred, workplace and Church they display pride, selfishness, hatred, disunity, ethnicity as well as opposition to the word of God. As a result, the name of God is maligned and blasphemed among the Gentiles (Romans 2:24). What a shame! God’s fiery judgment awaits such people.
Jesus stated clearly that if you cause people to stumble, it would be better to have you drowned with a millstone round your neck (Matthew 18:6 & Romans 14:12). Evaluate yourself today. Do you live such a life? Please repent and live worthy of your great calling before it is too late.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, please help my life to be worthy of Your calling so that Your name will not be blasphemed. Amen.