Thursday, June 12, 2008

A worthy life

I'm thinking about this passage this afternoon:

"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received."

Then he defines what a worthy life is:

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." (Eph 4:1-3)

What struck me about this passage is what's NOT there. Nothing about stewardship (keeping my house clean constantly), nothing about financial success (being able to buy nice things for my kids or even to be able to give thousands to church), nothing about anything related to achievement at all. Be humble, patient, loving and peaceful.

Isn't it funny how what God really asks of us is simultaneously so much easier and so much harder than what we expect?

1 comment:

  1. Ok, I stopped back by to check on you...looks like you're headed in the right direction! I really like that passage, also. I should post it on my forehead or something!!
    It is interesting, though, that it doesn't mention stewardship, because that is something that is mentioned in other places in the Bible. Maybe it's not that being a good steward of our gifts isn't valuable, maybe it's just all about priorities...