Ephesians 5:15–21 (ESV)
Walk in Love
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as
wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that God wants us to heed these words. We are to put them into practice. We are to “Look carefully then how you (we) walk, not as unwise but as
wise.” Paul is still focusing on how we are to walk... and how we are not to walk. He writes of “making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. This is a point that I think we need to stop and meditate. Are
you making the best use of your time? Or maybe I should reword it to “are you making the best use of God’s time? As an example, which is a better use of time: Getting drunk or worshiping the Lord? Getting drunk... you are running
away from the Lord. When you worship the Lord, your focus is the Lord and you are running to him. One is self-centered and one is God-centered. Which is a better use of your time?
O Lord, I repent that I have not always made the best use of my time. I often focus on myself when I could be focused on you. Help me to give and bring glory to you in all things that I do. Help me to love and serve others to the
glory of the Lord. Amen.