THE PG Interpretation
"Now that you are God-followers pursue the things of God, be alert to what HE is doing and join with Him. As a God-follower you left the old life behind so get rid of all the old life ways.
Things like sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like doing it. Don't let feelings be the decision maker. No more lying or discrimination either.
But here is how you need to behave...
allow God to clothe you with compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength and discipline.
content with second place,
quick to forgive an offense.
Let love be evident in everything you do.
be obedient to God's Word,
worship God in singing and prayer but also in the everyday moments of your lives.
Wives understand and support your husbands by submitting to them.
Husbands love your wives and don't take advantage of them.
Children do what your parents tell you to do.
Parents don't crush your child's spirit.
Workers do your best work for your bosses not your minimum - being a Christian doesn't cover up bad and shoddy work."
Okay so I used some of The Message wording but imagine what would happen if God-followers were faithful to this list - the world would see a major difference in us and we would be great witnesses of Christ. Being a Great Commission person would happen without you having to learn a bunch of formulas and we would be reaping a great harvest.
Let us do whatever it takes to reap the harvest - let our lives reflect that we are God-followers.