I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called,
g: — There is a seemliness appertaining to each calling. So here. We must walk nobly, as becometh the heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. Luther counsels men to answer all temptations of Satan with this word, "I am a Christian." They were wont to say of cowards in Rome, "There is nothing Roman in them." Of many Christians we may say, "There is nothing Christian in them." It is not amiss before we serve the world to put Alexander's questions to his followers, that would have persuaded him to run at the Olympic games. "Do kings use to run at the Olympics?" Every believer is higher than the kings of the earth. He must therefore carry himself accordingly.
Parallel VersesKJV: I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,