“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:1-2, NIV)
Live up to your calling.
This is the message from Paul — writing from prison in Rome — to the Christians in Ephesus (a city in modern-day Turkey).
Our calling is the highest of all callings, yet we are instructed to be humble. Our calling often leads us into the coarsest of situations, yet we are expected to be gentle at all times. Our calling gives us access to the wisdom of the ages, and the knowledge of the Almighty; yet we are also called to exhibit patience, forbearance, and love.
Are you living up to your calling as a disciple of Jesus? – Luther