30  P E T E C H A R E T T E The reason we are to walk worthy of our calling includes ev- erything Paul said in chapters 1 through 3, culminating in God’s purpose for the Church. Walking worthy of our calling means we are blessed with spiritual blessings that prepare us for and give us the content of revelation from God, which then is lived out in our walk with Christ. When we walk worthy of our calling, we can be properly used by God to reveal His wisdom to the spiri- tual realm. So, what does walking worthy look like? In 4:1–7, we see an appeal to unity, and then Paul moves on to gifts. We are told that Christ gave us apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. These are given to accomplish several things, as described in verses 11–16: To equip the saints for the work of ministry That we would no longer be children To build up the Body of Christ But rather we would speak the truth in love To create unity of the faith And grow up into him who is the Head - Christ To grow our knowledge of the Son of God That the body would function together To move us to mature manhood That the body would build it- self up That we would have the full measure of Christ’s stature Notice the terms Paul uses here: equip, build up (not numeri- cally, but in strength), mature manhood, no longer be children, grow up into Christ, function together, and build itself up. There could not be a clearer description of what maturity looks like. Do