Walk Wisely

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Ephesians 5:15-20 (VOICE)

So be careful how you live; be mindful of your steps. Don’t run around like idiots as the rest of the world does. Instead, walk as the wise! Make the most of every living and breathing moment because these are evil times. So understand and be confident in God’s will, and don’t live thoughtlessly. Don’t drink wine excessively. The drunken path is a reckless path. It leads nowhere. Instead, let God fill you with the Holy Spirit. When you are filled with the Spirit, you are empowered to speak to each other in the soulful words of pious songs, hymns, and spiritual songs; to sing and make music with your hearts attuned to God; and to give thanks to God the Father every day through the name of our Lord Jesus the Anointed for all He has done.

Wisdom is a rare commodity. Paul urges believers, then and now, to walk wisely. It involves living well every day. Time itself seems to be co-opted by dark forces. But when believers understand God’s will, avoid drunkenness, and allow God to fill them with His Spirit, they are able to walk wisely and live well. The Spirit-filled life is not just for a special few; it is the normal Christian life, and it affects everything, including how we live in community and how we treat others at home.

About Steve Rebus

✞Follower of Christ, Husband, Gymgoer, Photographer, Guitarist, Drummer....Oh and i'm also Blind too! 😀

8 Responses to “Walk Wisely”

  1. “So be careful how you live; be mindful of your steps. Don’t run around like idiots as the rest of the world does. Instead, walk as the wise! Make the most of every living and breathing moment because these are evil times. So understand and be confident in God’s will, and don’t live thoughtlessly. ”

    Wow! I love this version: Be mindful….make the most of every moment…don’t live thoughtlessly…you have NO idea Steve how timely this verse is and how much I needed this encouragement today. Thank you for sharing this with me.

    • Awww this is fantastic! I love how God’s Word can speak straight into our lives at just the right time! It still blows me away how it seems to jump off the page (or screen) lol. 😀

  2. Amen to that. Most of us are only too willing to be led astray. I love your perspective on this verse.

    • I can’t take credit for the commentary, it is all from “The Voice” translation of The Bible. I love this translation and sharing the verses as i’m led! Its challenging me lots! 🙂

  3. We, of all people, cannot afford to be “asleep at the wheel.” Thanks for this reminder!

    \o/

  4. How we live in community and how we treat others at home…walking wisely and well. A simple but very powerful truth. God Bless you Steve.

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