The Bible calls us, as believers, to “walk worthy” of God and of our calling. Here are some examples:
. . . who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well . . . (3 Joh 6)
. . . that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. (1 Thes 2:12)
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called . . . (Eph 4:1)
. . . that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God . . . (Col 1:10)
We are called to walk in a way that corresponds to and is in harmony with the glorious nature of our Savior God, whom we serve. He is loving, kind, merciful and forgiving. We must use His nature as our example. We must see the blessings of our salvation and realize that our calling is to share them with as many people as we possibly can.
Our own value is not in question here due to the fact that the Lord has already demonstrated our extreme value by sending His own, beloved Son to be our Savior. Jesus came to suffer, die, and to be resurrected in order to reconcile each one of us to God, the Father. We have already been reconciled to God! Hallelujah!
Here is a wonderful insight into this topic by Ed Elliott:
“Paul wrote this letter to the church in Ephesus while he sat in a Roman prison. He didn’t identify with being a prisoner of Rome. He saw himself as a prisoner of the Lord. He was locked in God’s kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy. Paul walked worthy of the Lord by knowing whose prisoner he really was.” – Ed Elliott (referring to Ephesians 4:1)