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The Christian needs to be wise

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Ephesians 5:15–21 CSB
15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise—16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil. 17 So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless living, but be filled by the Spirit: 19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of Christ.

Be wise

Ephesians 5:15 CSB
15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise—
Ephesians 5:15–16 CSB
15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise—16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15 CSB
15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise—
Eph 5:15-
In this verse Paul tells the Ephesians to walk wisely not unwisely.

The Fool

The fool refers to a person who acts in a way that is unintelligent and irresponsible. However, Scripture defines the fool as one who says in his heart there is no God. and is morally corrupt doing evil deeds.
In this verse Paul tells the Ephesians to walk wisely not unwisely. The fool refers to a person who acts unintelligent and irresponsible. However, Scripture defines the fool as one who says in his heart there is no God. and morally corrupt doing abominable deeds
Psalm 14:1 CSB
1 The fool says in his heart, “There’s no God.” They are corrupt; they do vile deeds. There is no one who does good.
The fool is an idividual who lives apart from God. either as a theological or practicl aithiest or both. The fool denys God by his actions and his words, the supreeme fool is a person who has anti-God thinking and living patterns The ultemate destiny of fools is that they are always learning and never able to come to the knowlenge of the truth
The fool is an individual who lives apart from God. either as a theological or practical atheist or both. The fool Denys God by his actions and his words, the supreme fool is a person who has anti-God thinking and living patterns. The final destiny of fools is that they are always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth, ultemetly they will find themselves in the lake of fire.
. who acs unintelegently and irrespnsibly. However Scripture defines the fool who says in his heart there is no God. and morally corrupt doing adominable deeds
2 Timothy 3:7 ESV
7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:6–7 ESV
6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:7 ESV
7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:2 ESV
2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:1 ESV
1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.
2 Timothy 3:5 ESV
5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
The fool is an idividual who lives apart from God. either as a theological or practicl aithiest or both. The fool denys God by his actions and his words, the supreeme fool is a person who has anti-God thinking and living patterns The ultemate destiny of fools is that they are always learning and never able to come to the knowlenge of the truth
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The Wise man

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On the other hand, Wisdom brings with it the fear of the Lord the Bible closely associates wisdom with honoring and obeying God .
Proverbs 1:7 CSB
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Wisdom continues by acknowledging God’s truth and His ways. Righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God.
Ecclesiastes 9:1 CSB
1 Indeed, I took all this to heart and explained it all: The righteous, the wise, and their works are in God’s hands. People don’t know whether to expect love or hate. Everything lies ahead of them.
The way we achieve wisdom is through God. The only power that can overcome the foolishness of Man is salvation. Turning to God through Jesus Christ. One must turn from foolishness to wisdom, and turn from self to God. It is only through the Word of God that leads to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
It is only through the Word of God that leads to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 3:15 CSB
15 and you know that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
Wisdom is centered around recognizing and obeying God Upon the salvation of and individual he moves from foolishness to wisdom.
Being a Christian leads one to:

Walk worthy

Ephesians 4:1 CSB
1 Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received,

Walk Humbly

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Ephesians 4:2 CSB
2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Walk in unity

Ephesians 4:3–16 ESV
3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” 9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? 10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
Ephesians 4:3–4 CSB
3 making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope at your calling—

Be Separated from the ways of the world

Ephesians 4:17–32 ESV
17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!— 21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil. 28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4:17–21 CSB
17 Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their thoughts. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them and because of the hardness of their hearts. 19 They became callous and gave themselves over to promiscuity for the practice of every kind of impurity with a desire for more and more. 20 But that is not how you came to know Christ, 21 assuming you heard about him and were taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus,

Walk in Love

Ephesians 5:1–2 ESV
1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:1–7 ESV
1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. 4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. 5 For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not become partners with them;

Walk in Light

Ephesians 5:8–14 ESV
8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
Ephesians 5:8 ESV
8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
and in wisdom
Ephesians 5:15–17 ESV
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.
Paul calls the Believers to walk as believers in Christ, they are to walk wisely because they are God’s Children, and have been saved by Christ’s sacrifice.

Make the Most of your Time

Ephesians 5:16 CSB
16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
The main idea here is to finish what you start. many times people do not finish what they started, those that are truly productive in their life have mastered the ability to make the most out of the time we have.
Weather it is business, personal, or spiritual realm no one can turn a dream into reality or fully take advantage of opportunities without making the most of His time.
God has set boundaries to our lives, and our opportunity for service exists only within those boundaries.
Weather it is buisiness , personal, or spiritual realm no one can turn a dream into reality or fully take advantage of of oppertunitiea without making the most of His time.
It is significant that the Bible speaks of times being shortened but never being lengthened. God has sovereignly bounded our lives with eternity ,
God knows both the beginning and end of our time on earth . As believers, we can achieve our potential in His service only as we maximize the time He has given us.
There are many places in Scripture that show us that those who think they will always have time to do what they should.
When Noah and His family entered the Arc and God shut the door, the opportunity for anyone else to be saved from the flood was gone.
God has set boundaries to our lives, and our opportunity for srevive exists only within those boundaries. It is significant that the bible speeks of times being shortened but never being lengthened. God has soverignly bounded our lives with eternity =, God knows both the beginning and end of our time on earth =. As believers we can acheve our potential only in His service only as we maximize the time He has givin us.
There are many places in Scripture that show us that those who think they will always have time to do what they should When Noah and His family enterd the Arc and God shut the door, the oppertunity for anyone else to be saved from the flood was gone
We are to make the most of our opportunities on this earth not only, because days are short, but they are also evil,
We are to make the most of our oppertunities on this earth not only, because days are short, but they are also evil, the world seeks to oppose us and seeks to hinder the works of the Lord When Paul wrote here the days are evil, he may have been of how corrupt Ephisis was. The Christians in Ephisis were suronded by pagenisim and influenced by hericy. Grred, imorality, and dishonesty were a way of life in Ephisis. This was a way of life that the believers at Ephisis had once been involved in, and were tempted to revert to thus why paul needed to admonish them in this way.
When we walk in obedience we walk carefully making the most of our time. we take full advantage of every oppertunity to serve God and to bring him glory. None of us trully knows how long we have to serve God each of us have a clock that will one day tick its last and when that happends our oppertunity for service will end.
the world seeks to oppose us and seeks to hinder the works of the Lord When Paul wrote here the days are evil, he may have been of how corrupt Emphasis was. The Christians in Emphasis were surrounded by paganism and influenced by heresy. Greed, immorality, and dishonesty were a way of life in Emphasis.
This was a way of life that the believers at Emphasis had once been involved in, and were tempted to revert to thus why Paul needed to admonish them in this way.
When we walk in obedience we walk carefully making the most of our time. we take full advantage of every opportunity to serve God and to bring him glory. None of us truly knows how long we have to serve God each of us have a clock that will one day tick its last and when that happens our opportunity for service will end.

Be filled with the spirit

Ephesians 5:17–20 ESV
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,
Ephesians 5:17 ESV
17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
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Paul repeats himself from his previous instruction to not be unwise. He tells the believers to not be foolish and reinforces this central truth by the statement understand the will of the lord He expands the instruction to not be foolish, and makes it even more clear to walk in Wisdom.
By the statement understand the will of the lord He expands the instruction to not be foolish, and makes it even more clear to walk in Wisdom.
As we observe our wold and how evil and busy it is it is easy to get overwellmed about responsibilities ext. however the wise beliver will seek to understand the will of the lord because he knows that only through the Lord’s will and power can anything good and lasting be accomplished.
By the statement understand the will of the lord He expands the instruction to not be foolish, and makes it even more clear to walk in Wisdom.
As we observe our world and how evil and busy it is it is easy to get overwhelmed about responsibilities ext. however the wise believer will seek to understand the will of the lord because he knows that only through the Lord’s will and power can anything good and lasting be accomplished.
Gods Basic will is found in scripture, Where one can find his perfect guidelines for knowing and doing what is pleasing to Him. however this will is the guiding of specific believers. God’s plans and directions for each beliver are not found in scripture, hoever, general principals for understanding them are.
Gods Basic will is found in scripture, where one can find his perfect guidelines for knowing and doing what is pleasing to Him. however, this will is the guiding of specific believers. God’s plans and directions for each believer are not found in scripture, however, general principles for understanding them are.
God does not show us his will through visions, dreams, neither does he play a divine guessing game with us hoping we will just stumble into his will. God’s desire is that we know and understand his will and gives us every help to accomplish that.
God does not show us his will through visions, dreams, neither does he play a divine guessing game with us hoping we will just stuble into his will. God’s desire is that we know and understand his will and gives us every help to accomplish that.
The unwise believer tries to function apart from God’s will and focuses on what they want and do.
The unwise beliver tries to function apart from God’s will and focuses on what they want and do.
Ephesians 5:18 CSB
18 And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless living, but be filled by the Spirit:
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There are many views on drinking,
being drunk with wine is not only a hinderence of being filled with the spirit, but also a counterfit to it.
being drunk with wine is not only a hindrance of being filled with the spirit, but also a counterfeit to it.
There are many differnt views within the church about drinking, but one thing is clear that scripture always condms being drunk. a person is drunk when the alchol interups normal functions of the body or mind.
There are many different views within the church about drinking, but one thing is clear that scripture always condemns being drunk. a person is drunk when the alcohol interrupts normal functions of the body or mind.
Filled with the spirit
Being filled is NOT
A dramatic experience that is suddenly energized
Socialy trying to do what God wants
The same as being indwelt
Baptisim of the Spirit
Being sealed or secured

Filled with the spirit

Being filled is NOT

A dramatic experience that is suddenly energized
Socially trying to do what God wants
The same as being indwelt
Baptism of the Spirit
Being sealed or secured
Being filled is

Being filled is

Being controlled by the Holy spirit
Being controlled by the Holy spirit
The bottom line is that it is not possible to live a life in Gods will without being filled with the spirit.
The bottom line is that it is not possible to live a life in Gods will without being filled with the spirit.
Ephesians 5:19 ESV
19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
A life that is filled with the spirit produces song to the Lord.
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The primary audience for singing is other believrs.
Throughout all of scripture singing of God’s people is shown to be within the fellowship of God’s people.
Not once in the Bible is music used to be evengelistic, but points The worship Him.

Be Thankful

Ephesians 5:20–21 CSB
20 giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of Christ.
Ephesians 5:20 CSB
20 giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Ephesians 5:20-21
We are commanded to be always thankful. The idea here is to recognize Gods control in every aspect of our lives. God seeks to make us into the image of His son, for us not to be tankful is to disregard his control, Lordship, and filling.
Ephesians 5:21 CSB
21 submitting to one another in the fear of Christ.
Be thankful

Application

Do you finisih What you start
Are you filled with The Spirit?
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