A Life Worthy of the Call

Ephesians 4:1“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”

How do you live a life worthy of the call? What does that even mean?

The parable of the talents (Matthew 25) gives an excellent insight into this concept of a worthy life. The master “entrusted his property” to his servants; he gave them a charge to keep and trusted them to expand his estate. The first two servants rose to the challenge to do their best with what they were given and prove themselves worthy of the task. The third was a coward, too afraid to put himself out there and take a risk to make his master known. He didn’t even have enough pride in himself to want to succeed. Ultimately, he showed that he wasn’t worth the trust his master had put in him.

God has given us each a charge to expand His kingdom. We represent what He stands for, and we have a responsibility to portray our faith in a way that glorifies Him.

So…a life worthy of the call. It means you live up to the calling and fulfill it. It means you live a life that deserves the honor of God’s attention and make good the trust God has put in you to accomplish what He has asked of you. Don’t live in a way that demeans His name or discredits His righteous cause; step up to the plate and make yourself worthy of the calling you have received.

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Published in: on May 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
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