Live Wisely

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.Ephesians 5:15-16

Today is December 31, 2018. A good time to reflect on the past year. What did you do? How were your decisions? Did you make good ones? Did you make poor ones? So, while you are planning your New Years Eve celebrations take some time to reflect over the past year and determine what worked and what didn’t work. For you see, it’s totally Biblical.

The scripture says in Ephesians 5:15-16 , “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Literally, the Greek says, “Look accurately at how you are walking.” Walking is a common biblical way of talking about our way of living, our pattern of moral choices. Ephesians calls us to pay close attention to how we’re living, to examine our behavior, thoughts, and feelings.

So we are to live as wise people, “making the most of every opportunity “or as Greek reads it, “redeeming time”. We have been given time to make use of it how we will. If we use our time wisely ,following God’s purpose and seeking guidance from Him, then our time will be spent wisely or as we say, we would have made the most of our opportunities. However, if we live unwisely, our time will have been wasted and confined to the evil of the present day.

T.M.

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