Ephesians 5:15-17 Walk in Wisdom
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17, ESV.
In light of his warning to the church about false teachers and his declaration that these wicked deceivers will be revealed by the light of Christ, Paul commands the church to walk wisely amid this evil. In a world that is so full of evil that it can seep into the church, believers need the wisdom of God to survive and thrive.
The wisdom that believers must employ is disciplined wisdom. The believer does not waste time because he knows that time is short, and the world is wicked. In such a fallen world, many need to learn of the love of Christ for their salvation and there are many who need to feel the love of Christ in their suffering. They need a church that is not lackadaisical in either its works of evangelism or its ministry. The wise saint wastes no time and glorifies God through both word and deed.
The wisdom that believers must employ is the wisdom of the Word. It would be foolish to engage a fallen world with worldly wisdom and thereby expect God to be glorified. Therefore, a disciplined use of the believer’s time must also include regular engagement with his Bible. The wisdom of God is available to the children of God in the Word of God.
I am praying that you will be empowered by the Spirit of God to walk in wisdom today.
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