Ephesians 5:15-17

Hello, friends! I am still recovering my sinus infection, so I will keep today’s post fairly brief. Thanks for understanding. 🙏🏾

I am curious to hear your thoughts on this passage from Ephesians 5. It was the first part of it that really captured my attention: “Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise….” Apparently, outward signs of progress (taken on their own) do not necessarily indicate the presence of wisdom — so we should take care, as the “unwise” are walking, too!

This reminds me that while there are many people I may encounter on my journey, not everyone who seems to be headed in the same direction as me necessarily is. 💡 We should be able to better discern their character and motives by noting the presence (or absence) of the following behaviors, as indicated in the passage:

▫️Does the person’s actions and speech show evidence of “walking wisely”?

▫️To what extent is the person using his/her time in a God-honoring way?

▫️To what extent is the person sincerely seeking the Lord’s will is his/her life?

These are my ruminations – what are yours?

12 thoughts on “Ephesians 5:15-17

  1. I’ve been ruminating on a post regarding foolish / simple / wise. It hasn’t come together yet, but in your passage I see contrasts between the wise, the unwise, and the foolish. The wise make the most of their time, understanding that the days are evil and that therefore they must turn to the Lord. The wise are not as the foolish: the wise work at understanding the will of the Lord.

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      1. The more I study, the more I see a difference. I’ll have to write the post and lay it out. (Have you heard that quote? Something like, “I don’t know what I think until I write it down and read it.”)

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  2. I had to look it up in KJV because that is what I am use to but to look at everything, all around not just what is in front of us but all around. Making good use of the time. Good being the key, in my opinion, and always focusing on what the will of the LORD is. I feel this is the key. Seeing all around might not project the will of the LORD but doing the will of the LORD no matter what is in front, beside, and behind us is what will lead to the right path. But I am not the be all end all when it comes to the scriptures 🙂 it is just the feeling I get from the verses you presented 🙂

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