Ephesians 5:15-16 See then that you walk carefully, not as fools, but as wise men,16 making the most of the time because the days are evil.
The Wisdom of God is calling you on today.
We are reminded in scripture that Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Every fork in the road and every cross road in life requires a decision on our part.
Throughout our entire life, on a daily basis, 24/7, we are making countless choices that determines whether we live as wise or as foolish.
Wise decision is not based on self examination of anything else, other than the wisdom of God that is found in His Word. Yes, it is through the seeking of the Lord's guidance and His wisdom that we make wise choices.
Making decisions on our own apart from God that is based on our own feeling, our own desires, our own wisdom and or other people's advise is not wise because as humans we have limited knowledge, whereas God is all knowing.
To choose wise or foolishly started in the garden of Eden with our first parents, Adam and Eve and the choice is still alive today with every human being that now or ever existed.
Adam and Eve chose to make the decision to disobey God based on their knowledge and desires. It was not that they weren't aware of what they needed to know to make the right decision because God told them these words in Genesis 2:15-17- The Lord took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and to keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”
The unwise decision by Adam and Eve did not bring a sudden physical death, but a spiritual death that caused man to be separated from God because of his willful choice to Sin against God in disobedience to what God had already commanded of Him not to do.
Whenever we’re faced with a choice, regardless of how major or minor it may be, we should always ask ourselves “what is the wisest thing to do”? The wise thing to do would be is to seek God’s wisdom through God’s Word.
In all our decision making, we live the consequences of the choices we make, be it good or bad.
Proverbs 3:7 – Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
1 Corinthians 3:19-21 For what this world considers to be wisdom is nonsense in God's sight. As the scripture says, “God traps the wise in their cleverness”; 20 and another scripture says, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are worthless.” 21 No one, then, should boast about what human beings can do. Actually everything belongs to God.
To live wise and not foolish is to view life from God’s view and respond according to what He says in His word, where true wisdom is found.
Unlike man, whose knowledge is limited and eve changing, God is Omniscience. Omniscience has never had to change His Words. They are written and to never be changed. His Words are “infallible”.
God knows each one of us individually. It is He who has made us. He has full understanding of all we stand in need of, including wisdom to live the life He has called us to live.
Paul urges us first of all to “be carefully” regarding how we live our life. In other words, give much thought to the choices we make before we make them. Why? Because too often we suffer painfully for choices we make that we have not taken time to ponder on before making them.
Taking the time to make sure that we choose wisely does not mean that we won’t ever make a bad choice, but thinking things over with the leading of God’s Holy Spirit, our risk to ourselves and others will be minimum.
Believe it nor not, we need godly wisdom to walk in a way that pleases God and benefits other people.
Those who walk carefully are making “the best use of their time.
We are living in a time where evil and confusion is all around, but in the midst of it all, the wisdom of God is still known and available to man through prayer, the Word of God and the leading of God’s Holy Spirit.
A spiritual, disciplined life is the wise use of our time with God in prayer and in His Word. Godliness is the result of a disciplined spiritual life.
If we are going to be like Christ in a world where man chooses to live unwise instead of wise, we must use our time in a way that is pleasing to God.
Redeem the time for the days in which we live are indeed evil. To “redeem” means to purchase.
One of the most valuable things that we will ever purchase is “TIME” spent in the presence of God’s infinite wisdom.
Those of you who choose to believe that the Gospel is foolish and makes no sense. Those of you have convinced yourself that living apart from God and depending on self for your own security need to know that no matter how well prepared you think you are, unexpected circumstances can quickly show up and destroy your illusion of self security.
Secure safety is only found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself declares these words in John 15:5b-For apart from me you can do nothing. Nothing that is beneficial to your eternal security with Him in heaven.
Proverbs 14:12-There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.
To walk as wise, we must be filled with God’s Holy Spirit. He must be living on the inside of us, otherwise in a ditch we end up and all those who are following us.
Are you walking wise in the knowledge of God’s Word in this evil world by using your time wisely in understanding the will of God for your life?
If you’re not wise in how you live your life, you are living dangerously and treading deep, drowning waters without a life raft.
I urge you on today to confess to the Lord your carelessness and coldness of heart. Ask Him to fill you with His Spirit and when He does, make a commitment to pray and get into His word daily.
Out in the open sea called the world and being full of self wisdom guarantees you the risk of a spiritual shipwreck that will eventually kill you by drowning.
Don’t waste any more time aimlessly running to and fro on self dependency.
Now is the time to seek the Lord with "URGENCY" while He may be found for the days are evil in which we now live.
People of God, walk worthy o the calling in which you were called. Walk as wise and not as foolish for the days are evil. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and God will receive the glory out of your life.
The question for the entire universe on today is "where are you in your relationship with Christ on today?"
Oh, how I pray that your decision makings are those of wisdom through the eyes of God and not of self.
Wise or foolish? What is your choice? How are you living your life? With God or apart from God?
If you have been living your life foolishly apart from God, it is still not too late for you.
Repent and call on the name of the Lord and you shall be saved! Today is the day of Salvation!
Time! How are you spending it?