A Life Worthy of the Lord.

In Colossians 1:10, Paul writes the phrase, “A life worthy of the Lord.” After describing the awesomeness of the Old Covenant/Testament heroes of faith, the writer says that these people were men and women, “Of whom the world was not worthy.” Hebrews 11:38. I love that phrase, and wonder if my life could be described that way. When we live in God’s will, we live a life that the world cannot touch. When we live in God’s will, our life is not animal or base; it can only be described as godly.
So many people in our society are living like animals. I don’t mean that they are wild or brutal. What I mean is, animals spend all their time and energy on three things: they hunt for food, do their mating rituals, and try to dominate in their relationships. If you watch any beer commercials or listen to rap, country, or pop songs, you hear that making money, having sex, and climbing to the top of the ladder is what life is about.
We have fooled ourselves into thinking that there is animal, there is human, and there is godly. The truth is that God created animals and He created humanity. To be human is to be godly—created in His image. If one decides not to be godly they have chosen to become animal. (Ask Nebuchadnezzar about it.)See Daniel 4:32,33.

Nebuchadnezzar
Living in God’s will causes a person’s life to shine ever brighter to the perfect day. It is to live a life of which the world is not worthy, a life worthy of the Lord.

Pastor David Stockton

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Delight in Truth
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 03:07:08

    Excellent post Manny. I try to slow down working and focus more on worshiping God and serving my family. Two things not valued very much by our world…

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    • Mannyr
      Jan 27, 2014 @ 15:12:49

      Amazing, my wife and i have renewed a friendship with a couple whom we used to enjoy a time of home fellowship and fantastic worship. We had a time on Friday evening that was out of this world. There were twelve of us. In my current state of retirement it allows me the privilege of such times of refreshing.

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  2. Chris
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 06:39:48

    Well written, Manny.

    As pastor Stockton puts it: “If one decides not to be godly they have chosen to become animal.” That is exactly what the evolutionists do. We are mostly H2O and a few other things and what happens here is all there is. That is animalistic thinking and it is pervasive in our society.

    I like Delight’s comments. If we would all focus on those two things, the world would be a more godly place.

    Thanks for sharing my friend…

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