WEDNESDAY July 21, 2021
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
A Christian must walk circumspectly––carefully using God’s wisdom to guide them. To walk circumspectly means “to walk with complete precision and accuracy.” The opposite would be to walk carelessly, without proper guidance and foresight. Believers in Christ must seek the will of God and His wisdom throughout their entire lives. The non-believer cannot do that; they do not know Him. Christians cannot be foolish, but wise. Their priority is to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33).
Listen and take into account what was wisely written by A.W. Tozer, an American, Christian pastor and author:
Most of us go through life praying a little, planning a little, jockeying for position, hoping but never being quite certain of anything, and always secretly afraid that we will miss the way. This is a tragic waste of truth and never gives rest to the heart. There is a better way. It is to repudiate our own wisdom and take instead the infinite wisdom of God. Our insistence upon seeing ahead is natural enough, but it is a real hindrance to our spiritual progress. God has charged Himself with full responsibility for our eternal happiness and stands ready to take over the management of our lives the moment we turn in faith to Him.
This is wisdom. Imagine, the moment you turn your life over to God, He begins to work in your life immediately. He changes our lives tremendously. God has given us a better heart, mind and life. We are left in happiness then by knowing our redemption draws nigh––it will come very soon.
“Let a man become enamored of eternal wisdom and set his heart to win her and he takes on himself a full-time, all-engaging pursuit. Thereafter he will have room for little else.”
For more from Raul Ries, please visit SomebodyLovesYou.com!