1. Look carefully then how you walk! 2.Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), 3. Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. Therefore 4. do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but 5.understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:15-17 (AMP)
HOW TO WATCH YOUR STEP (The following numbers correlate with the numbers in the verse)
- You choose the path you are walking on. Pay attention to the signs.
- Live life with purpose. Don’t be stupid!
- Don’t waist your time guessing, or doing it “My way”.
- Spend time hanging out with God in His word and in prayer.
- Pay attention to what He is saying through His Spirit Who lives in you. This is only for those who have received Jesus as their Lord.
Life is a journey, NOT a walk around the block. You have a purpose.
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I like those airline commercials where it shows the person in a fix and the announcer comes on and says, “Need to get away?” I think I could get their frequent flyer miles on that one! 🙂
Hope in God will never leave us in a fix! We can take refuge by spending time in prayer, and looking in the Bible for the promises God has given us concerning the situation we are in.
GOD IS our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas, 3 Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult.
Psalms 46:1-3 (AMP)
Matthew Henry wrote:
This psalm encourages to hope and trust in God; in his power and providence, and his gracious presence with his church in the worst of times. We may apply it to spiritual enemies, and the encouragement we have that, through Christ, we shall be conquerors over them. He is a Help, a present Help, a Help found, one whom we have found to be so; a Help at hand, one that is always near; we cannot desire a better, nor shall we ever find the like in any creature. Let those be troubled at the troubling of the waters, who build their confidence on a floating foundation; but let not those be alarmed who are led to the Rock, and there find firm footing. Here is joy to the church, even in sorrowful times. The river alludes to the graces and consolations of the Holy Spirit, which flow through every part of the church, and through God’s sacred ordinances, gladdening the heart of every believer. It is promised that the church shall not be moved. If God be in our hearts, by his word dwelling richly in us, we shall be established, we shall be helped; let us trust and not be afraid.
—Matthew Henry Concise
We can take “refuge” as we rest in the promises God has given us in His word (a very present and well-proved help in trouble)
- Expectation and Trust (istelleorton.wordpress.com)
- Carry out our plans and accomplish our purposes (evanlaar1922.wordpress.com)
- How to Have Audacious Hope (countingmyblessings.typepad.com)
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