THE PATTERN OF LIFE

Ephesians 4:1-15

That [you] . . . speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ. Ephesians 4:14-15

The pattern Jesus gave us to live by is one of love. Paul wrote, “I . . . entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing Forbearance to one another in love” (Ephesians 4:1-2 NASB).

As a believer, live each day in such a way that your life honors the Lord, who saved you through His mercy and grace. This means to live in a “manner worthy” of your calling. How did Jesus call you? Did He come to you with a list of demands requiring you to fulfill each one before He would consider caring for you? No. He came to you in love.

Redemptive love brought Him to earth so that you might receive eternal salvation. Love was all the motivation He needed to be crucified at Calvary.

His love watches over you, protects you, plans your future, and encourages you not to give up in times of sorrow and discouragement. You will spend eternity in the radiant goodness and greatness of His blessings, all because he chooses to love you.

Love that is from God is humble and gentle. It loves with the surety of Christ. Someone today is hurting because he thinks God could not possibly love him. You know the truth about His love; will you tell him?

Thank You, Lord, that I know the truth about Your love. Help me to share it with others.

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