“See that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians 5:15-16
Evil’s pervasiveness in the world demands sense of urgency in effective utilization of time to have God’s agenda fulfilled. Bible dictionary defines the word “circumspectly” to mean “carefully”. Believers must walk carefully so as to gain time in order to establish the glorious agenda of God for their lives individually and for the body as a whole.
God has agenda for the body of Christ as a whole just like He has agenda for individual members of the body. Every believer has roles to play to see the purpose of God fulfilled in the body as well as in their individual lives. It takes effective management of time to see both plans fulfilled.
Looking at our text from the other side; fools walk “un-circumspectly”; carelessly, irresponsibly, nonchalantly and lackadaisically but the wise walk carefully. Time wasters are life wasters. Time wasters are careless walkers. Time killers are the real murderers. Time killers are irresponsible walkers. We understand from scriptures that believers must walk by faith and not by sight. II Corinthians 5:7
Therefore, to make the most of the year, it is not enough to discover God’s agenda for you, for the year; quality time must be invested in feeding, nurturing, growing and exercising our faith. This is what guarantees walking circumspectly (carefully) so as to redeem (regain) the time. This is real wisdom; this is pure wisdom. We cannot afford to “walk” anyhow.
For instance, time spent in praying in understanding and in the Holy Ghost, studying the Word, fellowshipping with other brethren in church, soul winning and engaging spiritual exercises is time invested. It is time spent in building up spiritually!
It is amazing that many people are always in a hurry to go home from church but never in a hurry to leave a party or other social gatherings.
Scriptures for meditation: Mark 10:28-31
Jesus is Lord!

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