Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
Today’s feature verse from this passage is: Don’t be foolish but understand what the lords will is.
Foolishness is the opposite of wisdom. I don’t know about you but it’s not always easy to discern wisdom.
The word here for wisdom is stronger than in Ephesians 5:15; it is senseless. By it St. Paul emphasises his previous warning; then he adds the explanation that to be “wise” is to “understand what the will of the Lord is”—to know His purpose towards us and towards the world, and so to know the true purpose of our life. Hence we are told in Job 28:28, that “the fear of the Lord is wisdom,” or, more precisely, in Proverbs 9:10, that it is “the beginning of wisdom.”
Do you know God’s will for the world and for you?
Take some time today reflecting on God’s will for the world and God’s will for you