RE-POST FROM JUNE 21, 2011
Ephesians 5:15-16-Wise or Foolish?
After receiving so much correspondence from people about the ungodly, unwise and foolish choices that are being made by their family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, children and grandchildren, I felt compel to repost this again today.
Ephesians 5:15-16-Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
These words written by Apostle Paul were written to Christians, through the direction of God the Father, are good advice for all of us. These words are medicine for our soul.
Paul reminds us on today that we are the best reflectors to others of what a Christian should be. We are Christ Ambassadors here in the earth. The LIFE we live, the WORDS we speak and the SERVICE we render will reveal to others the kind of Christians we really are. It will also reveal who we represent ; God or Satan.
A “wise” man fears and departs from evil, making the most of his or her time here on earth. We know our life is just a vapor that appeareth for a little while and then vanishes. Here today and gone tomorrow.
Are you willing to reach forward and not look back to the sinful pleasures of this world on today? Are you willing? If not, what is the price you are willing to pay for your soul?
2 Timothy 1:9 says–For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was His plan from before the beginning of time–to show us His grace through Christ Jesus.
If we as Christians are to begin to live the way God desires us to live, we must EXHIBIT the WISDOM of God, which is found in the Word of God. We must be on constant alert about how we are conducting ourselves, not as unwise people, but as wise people.
Why should we make the most of our time? Because the days are evil. Look around the world. Take a look at the newspaper, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, etc. Evil is present everywhere. We can bring it home! Look at our schools, neighborhoods, homes, communities, families and on and on.
While there are many reasons why one should make the most of their time, perhaps the best reason, is because God commands us to do it.
The question of how to make the most of our time is why we need Divine Wisdom from God. Knowledge tells you stuff, and it is important – but wisdom tells you how to use knowledge profitably. Divine Wisdom from the Holy Spirit not only tells you how to make the most of time, it also teaches us what the will of the Lord is and then give us the power to do it..
Remember: Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
The danger is that some of what has become normal to us is actually quite insane if you take a step back and look at things.
Today I want all of us, including me, to take a good look at the life we are living. If it is a life of the “Unwise”, take a look at the way you are driving or being driven around and recognize that it is not God at the steering wheel.
After your drive, where will your final destination be?? HUMMMM!!!
GOD BLESS AND DO TELL THE LORD THANK YOU!!!!
I love you all with the love of Christ!