A life in response to love

Date: Monday, November 5

Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6

Verse: “I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called” (Ephesians 4:1)

Sports fans are sometimes disappointed with draft picks. Young people coming out of college or high school are picked to play on the professional level, and every once in a while a “can’t miss” prospect becomes a “bust.” Sometimes it is because the player wasn’t as good as was thought. Other times it is because of injury. But sometimes, it is because after receiving a big payday, the reward of being a high draft pick, they player simply lacks the motivation to put in the work needed to be a good professional.

We too, as Christians, are called to lead a life worthy of what we have received in God. It is to be a response to God’s incredible love for us. We noted on Saturday how the third chapter of Ephesians ends with Paul’s prayer proclaiming the love of Jesus for all of us, but the thought doesn’t stop there. Paul will not allow the Ephesians or us to simply receive the grace of God. We need to respond. He calls us all to a new way of living, worthy of our calling – a life of humility, gentleness, love, and unity. This week we are going to be exploring our response of obedience to the love of Jesus for us.

Prayer: Thank you God for your great love showered upon me. May I live a life worthy of your calling on my life. Amen.

Action: Begin to think how you will respond to Jesus’ love for you.

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About Joe Iovino

Christian, husband & father, Associate Pastor in Monument CO, guitar player, motorcyclist, Mets fan.
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