Every Christian is called to serve God and His Word in Christ Jesus by the Spirit.
This calling demands that the believer crucify and put to death the flesh (the natural, carnal, self-centered, selfish man).
This new life in Christ is a life of discipline and love. We are now ministers of reconciliation who subdue the lusts of our flesh in order to glorify God and serve others, esteeming them higher than ourselves.
We are to be at peace with all men as far as it is possible.