Ephesians 4:1 “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you are called.”
When we received Christ as Savior, we became citizens of His Kingdom and members of His family. But, along with those blessings and privileges, we also received obligations.
The Lord expects us to act like the new persons we have become in Christ. He expects His standards to become our standards, His purposes our purposes, and His desires our desires. He expects us to emulate His nature, and let go of our old nature.
“I, the prisoner of the Lord” reminds us that Paul knew the Christian walk could be costly. He paid that considerable cost many times because of his obedience to the Lord.
Paul pleaded with the people then, and with us, “Walk a manner worthy of the calling.”