Paul’s opening line in this passage “as a prisoner of the Lord” tells us that Paul was a prisoner when he wrote this! He was in permanent lockdown, facing isolation and restrictions beyond what we’re experiencing. Yet he urges us to live a life worthy of the calling we have received from God, by living His way.
Paul outlines some of what this looks like. Then he gives the encouragement that ‘to each of us grace has been given’. This is our source of strength!
Which of these qualities of living do you find hard? Ask God for His grace to help you!