“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation wherewith you are called” (Ephesians 4:1).
He returned home as a decorated war hero. He entered law enforcement and soon commanded the respect of all those around him. Throughout his career he had been wounded several times, recognized for his heroism on three different occasions, and had risen through the ranks of the department. Now in Captain’s uniform he stood in the police academy and looked out over the next class of county deputies and multiple city departments of soon-to-be appointed police officers. His silence captured the attention of all who were in the room. Finally he spoke, “Thank you, Chaplain, for your prayer this afternoon. Men and women, when you put on the uniform and secure your badge, you will have to make split second decisions; however, here is something that you will decide every day. When you wear that badge, you represent all of law enforcement, so you better serve in a manner that is worthy of that badge.” He spoke for another ten minutes or so and concluded his speech with, “Until I am forbidden to say this, every year I tell the class that I was reading about a man named Paul. He’s found in the Bible, and if any of you are interested to hear what he said about a worthy walk, please see me privately. I would enjoy telling you more.”
For today: The worthy walk actually gives the picture of living suitably as a believer. That is a great reminder and challenge for each of us today.