“Walk in manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called” (v.1). “Walk” is frequently used in the NT to refer to daily conduct. “Worthy” is the idea of living to match one’s position in Christ. How are we doing in this area? Are we pursuing unity in the body of Christ or are we content in our disjointedness? God calls us to a spirit of humility, gentleness, and patience as we bear with each other in love. We are to pursue unity of the Spirit through one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all. However, each of us as believers has been gifted uniquely in a way God designed. In other words, we all pursue unity through our unique giftedness that God has graciously bestowed upon us. Let us not waste what God has so freely given to us for His glory.
1. In what ways do I see my unique giftedness as a bridge to pursuing unity?
2. How can I use this gift today to encourage someone within the body of Christ?
Challenge: Is there someone you need to pursue unity with today? Take the steps necessary to bring it to pass.