Week 7 - Walking with Wisdom

"See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is."
Ephesians 5:15-17

My husband's mother has rheumatoid arthritis. It is a debilitating disease that has taken away her strength and mobility. Currently she is confined to a wheelchair, with only being able to stand long enough to transfer from one chair to another. 

In the earlier stages of this disease though, she was still able to walk around and have some mobility. My husband recalls from that time in her life, when an object was in her way, she gave it a wide birth and walk as far around the object as she could. She did not want that object to cause her to stumble and fall, so by walking as far away from it as she could, she eliminated all possibility of it causing her to stumble.

We need to practice this when it comes to our spiritual life as well. "See then that ye walk circumspectly," means that you pay attention to the obstacles in your life. Satan will always try to put temptations in our paths that will cause us to stumble and fall. 

So many times we feel that we are spiritually "strong" enough to withstand the temptations that Satan puts in our lives. We think, "I can handle this." The Bible clearly says though in I Timothy 6 to "flee these things." It does not say to walk as closely to them as we can, but to get as far away from them as possible... to RUN away!

It is unwise to think that we can handle what Satan puts in our paths. It is when we are nonchalantly walking this road called life, that Satan puts a temptation in our path that will cause us to stumble. We need to constantly be watching and be ready to avoid those temptations. 

When we are walking circumspectly, we are walking with wisdom. 

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