Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Do Not Be Foolish

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5: 15-17 NRSV

Are you careful how you live?

Would you say you live wisely or unwisely?

Do you make the most of the time you have?

Are you foolish?

Do you try to understand what the will of the Lord is?

Yes, I know we must be fools for Christ. But that is different from living foolishly.

I've been listening to Dave Ramsey lately and have come to the realization that many of us in America use our money foolishly. In fact, many of us are embarrassingly in debt. Instead of wisely counting the blessings that God has given, we foolishly want/think we deserve more. So, instead of thankful living we spend our time working for the dollar, complaining and whining the whole time.

And our folly doesn't stop with money. It also includes our time, gifts, talents and abilities. If we wisely looked to what God wants from us, we would realize we've been wasting precious time on the ridiculous.

God wants us to live fruitfully. But, fools that we are, we resist time and time again.

God, what is your will for my life? Amen.

Question for the day: In what areas of your life have you been wise and fruitful, following God's will?

Copyright 2009 Amelia G. Sims

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