The Daily Nugget
Monday, November 24, 2014
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
As Paul the Apostle opens up this chapter he addresses himself as “the prisoner of the Lord”. This title should not be taken as a bad thing but rather as a position of honor and privilege. When he refers to himself as a prisoner he is making a bold announcement of his commitment to the Lord’s service. Paul had firmly committed his life to the Lord Jesus. As we remember his salvation experience that is recorded over in the book of Acts, we can recall how boldly the Lord birthed Paul into the family of God. Well my friend, our call into the family of God was just as bold. Oh how thankful we should be for the transformation the Lord performed in our life. He saved our wretched soul from an eternity of damnation! Praise the Lord!! As we live this life here on earth it is easy for us to get overtaken with the cares of this world. We must learn to have a well balanced life. While we do have many worldly responsibilities that must be met, we must not allow them to totally dominate our life. We must be committed to the Lord. We must not forget that He is the real reason we are here. We must be very careful not to allow the cares of this life to dominate our time. Our verse goes on to explain how we should take time to serve in the Lord’s work. “I beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called”. We must pause today and ask ourselves this question. Am I walking worthy of the position the Lord has placed me in? The Lord has saved my wretched soul from Hell, am I fulfilling my position as a born again child of God? Are there enough fruits in my life to prove that God is good? Are there enough fruits in my life to prove that God is faithful? Oh me! Paul is reminding us here to not live a life of selfishness. Don’t be so self-centered dear friend. Be determined to be a blessing to someone else. This self-centered generation is so indulged in themselves that they rarely think of anyone else other than themselves. These last days are no doubt considered the generation of self. Dear friend, take time each day to encourage someone else. Take time to be a blessing. We must take regular inventory of our life to make sure that we are walking worthy of our calling as a child of God. Amen.