March 12 Thursday, 2015
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise.” Ephesians 5:15 (KJV)
God does not want you to be foolish. He does not want any of His children to walk in ignorance. The society we live in has been disfigured because of the adversary we are contending with. It has been designed in such a way that almost everyone is under stress. There is anxiety all over the place and in such an atmosphere it is difficult to make the right decisions. The peace of God should, therefore, be your umpire.
The enemy’s intention is to make you do the wrong thing when you are under pressure. Paul the Apostle, while writing to the Ephesians said: “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15, KJV). The word “circumspect” in our text translates to: be watchful and cautious with yourself. It speaks of prudence. It speaks of carefulness. It speaks of being cautious. It speaks of being observant. It also means calculating. You shouldn’t just walk carelessly.
The Holy Spirit wants you to be meticulous, vigilant, and alert so that the enemy does not take you unawares. Too many people have made the wrong decisions because they were under pressure. It is okay for unbelievers to make wrong decisions about certain things but that is not the case for the Church. God doesn’t want us to be like those in the world. Therefore, he says “walk circumspectly”. In other words, don’t go about with your spiritual eyes closed.
Furthermore, if you are going to be circumspect, then you must be a person who knows how to redeem time. The days are evil. The devil is loose on the planet earth. And guess who his target is? You! You are his target. So you have got to know when to step out and when to come in. You’ve got to know where to go and where to avoid. You shouldn’t wake up any morning and just decide “I am going to go this way”. Walk circumspectly!
Further reading: Psalm 32:8-9; 119:97-105 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Deuteronomy 16-18, Evening-Mark 13:1-20