Most fitness places say you should get ten thousand steps in a day. That is approximately ten miles. When you get that much activity, your heart receives the workout; it needs to stay healthy. The Apostle Paul likens our faith to a walk, and he wants you to walk worthy of your faith.
“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,”
It’s a Journey
Paul loved to use the metaphor of walking as a way to describe our Christian faith. He wants us to look at it from that perspective because it’s not a sprint; it’s a journey. We are sojourners on our way to eternity with Christ. Each day is a step forward in that direction when we look at it like that it prevents us from getting overwhelmed by the details.
With that said, Paul wants us to walk worthy of our calling. We have been called by Christ to follow Him, and now we need to live up to that standard. Paul implores us because there are many Christians who don’t live to that standard and bring the witness of the whole church down. Whether you realize it or not, people are watching you. They are looking to see if Jesus is the answer to their problems or they watching to see if you are devoted. You say a lot more with your actions than you do with your words.
Walk Worthy of Your Faith
How are we to walk? In humility and gentleness. The humble person doesn’t promote themselves but exalts others. The gentle person is kind and considerate and doesn’t look to hurt others with their words. This is going to take patience because people won’t treat you the same way. You will have to show your love by taking their hurtful words and letting them slide off of you. Walk worthy of your faith.