Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- December 7, 2012
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 NKJV
The wise walk with a humble posture always learning from their Lord Jesus. They avoid a proud, protruding chest that leads to fits of folly. A wise walk is circumspect of its motives, seeking to remain prayerful and pure. Wisdom requires a regular audit of its actions so gullible assumptions and arrogant attitudes are kept at bay. Evil is on the prowl to produce fools who impatiently ignore wisdom for immediate emotional gratification.
Our walk in wisdom is meant to be steady and sure. Yet, there will be times we take two steps forward by faith and one step back to readjust from a reality check. Yes, a wisdom walk is not without temporary detours from human frailty, as we learn and grow. But, humility and a heart of obedience bring us back to the wise route. We walk wisely when we keep our eyes focused ahead on Jesus. He is our wisdom and He gives us wisdom.
“It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God— that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.” 1 Corinthians 1:30
Your walk in wisdom contributes to a wise stewardship of time. Fools waste time, but the wise redeem time. Literally, foolishness goes into debt to pay back squandered days, while wisdom is credited with time to spare. For example, by God’s grace you take time with your young children to instruct them in the ways of God, so in the long run you save time by reaping the benefits of your adult child’s wise decisions. Invested wisdom compounds.
Yes, because you live in the last days, there is no time to frolic with fools. Be intentional to walk with the wise and invest wisdom in emerging faithful leaders. Your wisdom is an asset from Almighty God given for you to grow and give away. You manage wisdom best when your pride decreases and your humility increases. So, humbly walk in wisdom!
“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” James 3:13
Prayer: Heavenly Father, grow me in humility as I walk in Your wisdom.
Related Readings: Proverbs 13:20; Hosea 14:9; 1 Corinthians 1:24; Ephesians 1:17
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