“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.”
Each student and staff member at LCA has been challenged to walk worthy as we begin this school year. The theme for this school year comes from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church where he called for a greater unity in love (v. 3). His direction to this early church is profitable for all of us to learn from. In the last newsletter, we examined the importance of lowliness and meekness.
To be worthy servants, we must also strive to be longsuffering. This kind of patient waiting on others is spoken of frequently the Bible and is sometimes paired with the trait of joyfulness. We all know how challenging it can be to endure jabs from others, or perhaps even the incompetence of someone else. Christians must be known for our longsuffering, however. It is how we walk worthy of our vocation.
We must also set a goal of being forbearing with others. In a “me-first” culture, someone who intentionally puts others ahead of himself will be different. Yet we should see the importance of being “a servant” rather than being “assertive.” Our students at LCA are being challenged to love others with a true love that forgives the offenses of others and tolerates those people even while looking for repentance.
Only if we follow the directions given in Ephesians 4 can we truly be counted as worthy of our vocation as Christians. Of course, this worthiness can only come through the power of the Holy Spirit.
It is our privilege to partner with you to help develop these traits in the lives of each of the students here at LCA. We are happy to speak with any of you about these areas. May God lead and direct in our lives as we seek to be worthy of our heavenly calling!