“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk” – Ephesians 4:17
Other Gentiles, being ignorant of the life of faith, claim they can walk just as upright and moral as any hypocritical and wicked churchgoer.
Indeed, the true church is not made of more righteous people but of those who have been saved by the grace of God.
Other Gentiles may follow religious rules, be obedient to laws, clean up their life, and pursue noble ends, but they do so without what is necessary to live a life glorifying to God.
They do it without Christ. They do it without faith in the word of God, the Holy Ghost, and salvation by God’s grace. These things are what separate the believer in Ephesians 4:17 from the other Gentiles and what separates the walk of a believer from that of other Gentiles.
If the Christian walk can be performed without Christ, then it is not a Christian walk. When Paul speaks of walking not as other Gentiles, he speaks of walking in Christ and that according to the revelation of the mystery. This is a walk no one can walk but you who are members of the body of Christ.
Join us for this year’s seminar: Rightly Dividing Our Walk. Each session will communicate how to walk not as the other Gentiles by learning what Christ has called us to in this dispensation of His grace.
Justin “in Christ” Johnson