I received the calling to display God’s wisdom to the unseen world, the principalities, powers and authorities in the heavens. How do I live a life worthy of that calling? Paul didn’t leave us guessing as he plainly writes what it means to be an example of God’s wisdom.
2Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 3Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.Ephesians 4:2-3
This is a clear directive. It should be easy. It isn’t.
I admit — I fall short too often. I am impatient with the faults I see in others. My fuse is quick to burn; I am not always humble or gentle.
It is my heart, though, to be united in the Spirit; to keep peace as much as it lies within me.
This is why Jesus came. He knew there would be times when we would fail. Perhaps it is my admission of failing, my dependence on His Spirit that is the best example of God’s wisdom to the powers and authorities we can’t see.
Today remember your calling. Take seriously the high honor to be an example to the powers and authorities of God’s wisdom. You are the wisdom of God, together with all those who call themselves children of God; a beautiful display of his mysterious plan!
Happy Hump Day!