Walking Wisely

Today is a gift that will be gone tomorrow; don’t throw it away.

Ephesians 5:15-17

In his letter to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul shares how to walk wisely. In today’s passage, he gives three instructions.

First, he says to “be careful how you walk” (v. 15). Because we live in a sinful world, we must be vigilant about how we think and act.

Second, the apostle instructs us to make the most of our time (v. 16). So often we are tempted to squander our time and energy on our own pursuits without a thought of what our heavenly Father may have in mind for us.

Third, Paul tells us to “understand what the will of the Lord is” (v. 17). In its broadest sense, God’s will for us is that we would each become the person He created us to be and do the work He planned for us (Ephesians 2:10). Knowing this, we should look at every decision with consideration of whether our choice will further or hinder our heavenly Father’s purposes for us.

The Lord wants us to walk wisely so that we can enjoy all the marvelous benefits He has promised in His Word. Wasted opportunities and time misspent can never be reclaimed. Let’s commit to make our lives count for Christ instead of merely living for ourselves.