Walk the Walk
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
The Calling = Oneness/Unity (vs 1-16) & Holiness/Purity (4:17-5:21)
Unity is not Uniformity.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.
looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
“Today I step across the line and commit to walk in a manner worthy of my calling to Family unity and personal purity.”