What makes our life worthy of the calling we received? Between the words of our Lord and his chosen apostles, it is obvious that our justification in him has nothing to do with our daily performance. But we are called to live a life worthy of our calling. Paul sets some pretty radical prerequisites—Humility, gentleness, patience and putting up with each other’s weirdosities(Is that a word?). He calls us to remain unified and to keep the peace. As a family, this is a tall order!
Often the church prides itself on its ability to avoid the Big sins. We don’t do the things that the bad people do and we try hard to do the things good people do. But, where the church really stinks is in how they treat each other. We are judgmental, rigid and gossipy. We hide behind fellowship and prayer to be catty and mean. We are called to be different, not difficult. We each have our weaknesses and sin. That makes us insecure. To bolster our self worth, we judge and demean others. This causes division and destroys the unity in the body of Christ—So stop it. We seek to unify, to bring peace and to embrace each others weirdosities—Thanks church family for bearing with all mine!!!
God Bless You:)
4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.