Wednesday, May 30, 2018
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;” (Ephesians 5:15-18 KJV).
How nice it is to have spiritual understanding and light in a world where there is so much ignorance and darkness! What a privilege it is to share the Word of God with those who want to hear it! How unfortunate it is that so many could not be happier in that awful plight! We should make every attempt possible to reach them, but we must also remember that there are other people to reach as well.
We should walk “circumspectly,” literally “looking all around.” There is to be carefulness, not carelessness. There is to be thought, not thoughtlessness. There is to be wisdom, not foolishness. Why? Satan and his cohorts have wasted so much of their lives and time doing nothing to honor the Creator God. They should have worshipped and served Jesus Christ from their first day of existence. However, they have misused their time, energy, and resources. They have been silly and unproductive. Does it make sense for us—the children of God—to be like them? Of course not! “The days are evil indeed,” but we are not obligated to participate with those evildoers!
Dear brethren, it is not wise to spend all our time on a select few who absolutely refuse to learn anything. You look elsewhere and there will be so many more to converse with. They will have an ear to hear the Word of God, they will have an eye to see the Bible, and they will have a heart to believe the Word of God. They too are walking “circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” They also are “not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” They too know, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit….” Let us use our time wisely, dear Christian friends, just as they!