Today’s Reading | Ephesians 4:1-16
What does it mean to live a life “worthy” of your calling? Christians today have lost credibility in the eyes of the world because we do not understand what this word means and fail to follow what it teaches. We as Christians talk a big talk, but it seldom matches our walk. The word Paul uses here, translated worthy, addresses that very issue. The word worthy is a term which originally had to do with scales. If one wanted the scale to balance, he would place an equal weight on the other side. When it was balanced, it was “worthy.” Paul wrote in previous three chapters about what we have since we’ve trusted Christ. For the rest of the book, he will tell us how we ought to act in light of this truth. On one side of our scale is what Paul described in chapters 1-3. Paul now says the other side, our behavior, must balance or be “worthy” of what is true of us. Do you walk “worthy” of who you are in Christ? Does your conduct balance with what Christ has done in you? Does your walk match your talk? What changes do you need to make to walk a “worthy” one?
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?