Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Wisdom is a popular topic among Christians. It is something the majority of Christians strive to have in their lives. You probably hear frequent prayer request in small groups from those looking for wisdom in this situation or that situation. You often hear sermons on using wisdom to guide the choices we make. In fact, there is an entire book dedicated to the topic in the Bible! I think we can all agree that wisdom is of great importance to followers of Christ.
In this particular scripture, let’s look at wisdom from the perspective of time. Here, Paul is instructing the Ephesians how to make the most of their days on this earth. Paul is sensitive to the fact that every second matters and, because of God’s love for us, we have the ability to choose how we spend those seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years. He tells them, and us, to live wisely in every moment because we can never get those moments back.
Those who have sought out The Foundry as a haven for their lives are taking steps toward freedom from every wrong choice they have made or that has been made for them. They are learning the consequences brought by those choices, where those choices originated from, and how to make better choices now. Each one is learning to seek the Lord for true wisdom that only comes from Him in order to make “the best use of their time.”
Father God, thank you that when we ask for wisdom, you freely give it to us (James 1:5). We petition for wisdom on behalf of each person residing at The Foundry; that they would walk in that wisdom, making the most of every moment they have. In Jesus name, Amen.
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