Verse 2 I am reminded to stay low and remain humble and meek at work, which is difficult given that the workplace is a place of self promotion and clamoring to have my ideas heard amongst other workers. It quickly can become a show of proving is the smartest so that their idea is pushed forward. To be meek in this situation is a challenge but it is how Christ lived every day of His life. I pray I can just show even a fraction of that
Great verse and very convicting!
First, a call to live worthy which reminds me it is my choice. Second, it is my calling. And, thirdly, the job description of this calling of God, that I am to obey, is to put others before me, not to defend or seek my rights or agenda or desires over others, be patient and longsuffering when others have wronged me, and on top of all of this, to work to keep unity in the body. A tall order, but very doable with the empowering of the Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus help me!
So, this one hit me right between the eyes today. I realize Paul has our calling as Christians in mind. I do need to act like a Christian today.
But, it made me think of my other callings as a husband, father, and pastor. I want to live in such a way that my life accurately fits God's description of a those three things. That means I need supernatural help. Today I must not neglect my time in prayer and His Word so He can fill me with His Spirit, and thereby empower me to live these things out.
Im encouraged by the apostle Paul to make my calling worthy. As a mother, a wife, a coworker, sister, friend: whatever my station in life, i have to let Christ live through me. I must be humble and show love; no matter the circumstance Im faced with. Its hard. But I can do all things through Christ.... Nothing is impossible with Him. This weekend i was faced with a very trying experience, but as i read the word and all ur responses, I feel uplifted. Thank you Jesus. And thank you brethren.
Vs.3 is a must, for me, to apply when viewing social media!
This passage isn't just something to think about, but a call to arms. As a Christian it is my responsibility to stay in the word so that I may be able to walk in humility and love because the unification and the peace of the church depends on it. I thank God for sending his son and leaving his Spirit behind to help me do what I cannot in my own strength.