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Walking Like Who We Are
Ephesians 4:1-3 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
We are the sons of the living God. We have been called to serve and follow Him. We have a unique position and privilege. We should walk like who we are. Whatever position you have been given should be honored. As His children, He gives us some instruction about what He expects from our walk:
- There should be humility, lowliness. We should not act like we think we are better than anyone because we have been rescued and saved. His saving us should be cause to thank Him not to think ourselves better than others. That will stop our judging, critical spirit.
- We are to walk in meekness. Meekness has the idea that we will endure injury with patience and not seek vengeance. We will not get bitter or be filled with resentment.
- We are to be long-suffering which means patient. It obviously means that we stick to it-long. That we suffer-suffering. That we endure what ever it takes to be who we are. That we deal with what happens in life with the right heart attitude.
- We are to learn to deal with each other, to put up with each other. Our brothers and sisters in Christ will make mistakes. They will speak out of turn and incorrectly. They will say and do what they shouldn’t but we will forbear. We will take it and keep on loving them. We are not a resentful people. We are not easily offended and if we get offended we shake it off and go on.
- We work at keeping the peace and unity in the family. We will be peacemakers not trouble makers. We will help others see the better in their brother or sister. We will not fall into the trap of fighting and fussing. We will be bigger than that.
We will walk like who we are. We are the children of almighty God through Jesus Christ!