Bible Text: Ephesians 4:1-3 | Preacher: Adam Gibbs | Series: The Lord's Table
Paul used this phrase “walk worthy” in two other epistles. In Colossians 1:10 he tells the believers in Colossae,
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
He challenges believers to live in such a way that it makes their Heavenly Father proud to call them His children by doing good and learning more about God and maturing in the faith.
Then he uses the phrase in 1 Thessalonians 2:12.
That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
Paul challenges the believers in Thessalonica that the reason he laboured so diligently among them and instructed them as a father does his children is that he desired them to live their lives in a way that was in accordance with a citizen of heaven.
If we stand before this world and call ourselves the family of God, the body of Christ, then we must live as such. Yet so many times it is easy to let the flesh have its way and if left unchecked our lives become carnal and not spiritual. Our lives become governed by a devilish wisdom that leads to unnecessary church strife.
1 Corinthians 3:3 - For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
As we have seen through our study in 1 Timothy, we are to be a place that points people to the victory that is only found through God’s Word and our Lord Jesus Christ. Yet by refusing to submit our wills to God’s Word this body begins to suffer, and it is through the Table that our Lord calls us back to lifestyles that are governed by the wisdom which is from above. Lifestyles that reflect our heavenly calling.