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Ephesians 4:1-16

Worthy of the Calling

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Ephesians 4:1-16

Worthy of the Calling

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Object suggested: A jar of honey.

Picture of foxglove available at:

Today let’s talk about the word “worthy.” The dictionary tells us that “worthy” refers to something that has great value.

Have you ever been up early when the sun is just rising? As the sun comes up, it throws beautiful colors across the sky––pink and gold and purple. Do you think a sunrise is worthy to be a part of God’s creation?

Yes, a sunrise is breath-taking. How blessed we are to have sunrises. The same could be said of sunsets. They fill the sky with lovely colors as night approaches.

What about bees? They work hard, don’t they? The golden honey that drips from the honeycomb is sweet. They certainly are worthy to be a part of God’s creation.

One more example: Foxglove is a wildflower that grows abundantly in certain places. A powerful heart medication is made from this beautiful wildflower. The medication has saved people’s lives. The foxglove is definitely worthy to be a part of God’s creation.

In the Bible the apostle, Paul says this: “I therefore…beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called…”

You have been called to spread God’s love in the world. The sunrise shows God’s love through beauty, the bees by making delicious honey, and the foxglove provides medicine that heals.

You have great value. As you use your talents to share God’s love with others you “lead a life worthy” of that calling. You have an opportunity to share God’s love through the useful and helpful things you do. Whatever you do, think about making your life “worthy of the calling to which you have been called.”

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan