Wise or Unwise?
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread our reading today titled wise or unwise was written by Glenn packiam
when I was ten I brought home a cassette tape from a friend at youth group that contain the music of a contemporary Christian band my dad who have been raised in a Hindu home that had received salvation in Jesus didn't approve he only wanted worship music played in our home I explained it was a Christian band but that didn't change his mind after a while he suggested that I listen to the songs for a week and then decide if they brought me closer to God or push me further away from him there was some helpful wisdom in that advice there are things in life that are clearly right or wrong but many times we wrestle with disputable matters in deciding what to do we can seek the wisdom found in scripture Paul encourage the Ephesian Believers to be very careful then how you live not as unwise but as wise like a good parent Paul knew that he couldn't
possibly be there or give instructions for every situation if they were going to make the most of every opportunity because the days are evil they were going to have to discern for themselves and understand what the Lord's will is a life of wisdom is an invitation to pursue discernment and good decisions as God guides us even when we wrestle with what might be disputable
now let's listen together to the wisdom of scripture today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is taken from Ephesians chapter 5 verses 15 through 17 be very careful then how you live not as unwise but as wise making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil therefore do not be foolish but understand what the Lord's will is
what spray dear Jesus would you cultivate an ass hearts of wisdom and enables us to live our lives in a way that will always be drawing us closer to you and it's in your name that we pray amen
thanks for listening today my name is Wes Ward and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries