Let us therefore as prisoners of our Lord Jesus Christ walk in a manner worthy of the heavenly calling to which we have been called. Ephesians 4:1 (MSG) In light of all this, here's what I want you to do. That is the section of Ephesians we are coming to now. I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called. What does Ephesians 4:1 mean? While I'm locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk - better yet, run! What Does Ephesians 4:1 Mean? Ephesians 4:1. The word includes a dimension that relates to health issues and is something we should strive for in our relationship with God.. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, in his commentary on Ephesians, tells us the word has two basic ideas, and both are important to this subject. The term walk is found in Ephesians 4:1. I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, Ephesians 4:1(ESV) Verse Thoughts. - on the road God called you to travel. Ephesians 5:1-6 is about walking in love. σοῦ Χριστοῦ περιφέρω, παρακαλῶ οὖν ἐγὼ ὁ δέσμ, καὶ ὑμᾶς ἀξίως περιπ, τοῖς διὰ τὸν Χριστὸν δεσμοῖς ἐναβρύνεται μᾶλλον á¼¢ βασιλεὺς διαδήματι, of the epistle begins here, comprehending exhortations, and especially those which flow from the doctrine already discussed. If Ephesians 1-3 was about sitting, Ephesians 4-6:9 are about walking. The first part of the chapter begins with Paul's mention of his imprisonment and his focus on Christian unity (Ephesians 4:1–16). I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord — Imprisoned for his sake and for yours; for the sake of the gospel which he had preached to them and other Gentiles: see note on Ephesians 3:1: this was therefore a powerful motive to them to comfort him under his sufferings by their obedience; beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation, &c. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Ephesians 4:17-32 contains instructions about walking in purity. Ephesians 4:1 Treasury of Scripture Knowing, The Consecration Of Spiritual Energy (part 2). Beseech you to walk worthy of the calling wherewith ye were called. Ephesians 4:1. How to walk the Christian life. For three whole chapters Paul rehearses all the amazing benefits that God has, in His grace, showered on those that love Him – as the apostle opens to our understanding our position and privileges in Christ, and the inheritance that God has secured for all His blood-bought children.Having taken us to the heady heights of grace upon more grace upon much more grace for three amazing chapters, Paul begins to tell us how we should live as children of God and how we should behave as inheritors of the many benefits and privileges that God has prepared for each of us who have simply trusted the Lord Jesus.Because of our position in Christ we are urged to live our lives in a manner that is befitting our heavenly calling – because we are the children of the King, we are urged to walk in a manner that is worthy of the our royal status – because we have been called out of darkness into HIs kingdom of light and have been adopted as heirs of God, joint-heirs with Christ and inheritors of the kingdom of the majesty on high, we are to live and move and have our being in the liberty wherewith Christ and the Spirit has made us free – to walk by faith in Christ; and to walk in the ways of God – to His honour and glory.Paul rejoiced to be a prisoner of the Lord, not for any wrong that he had done for all sin and every sin was forgiven at the cross, but for the sake of the Lord Jesus – Who loves us and gave Himself for us. Loving Father, I pray that I too might be a bond-slave of Christ, Who shed His blood to save me from my sins, and that I might walk in a manner that is worthy of the glorious calling to which You have called me – in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. The manifold riches of God’s grace towards His children sparkle like a myriad of shining stars throughout the book of Ephesians – reaching into the heavenlies, as verse by verse we are shown more of the gracious provision that God has poured out, without measure, over the heads of all who trust in the Lord Jesus as saviour. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Chapter 4 describes both the unity of believers and the new hope which Christians have in Jesus. I don't want any of you sitting around on your hands. Ephesians 4:1 contains an interesting principle hidden within the Greek word translated as "worthy." Ephesians 4:1-16 is about walking in unity.