Walk in Wisdom, Colossians 4:4
“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.” Colossians 4:4
We have a short time to live on this earth; therefore, we must redeem the precious time that has been given to us of God.
Making every moment count for the glory of God is paramount.
Time wasted can never be retrieved.
- We cannot retrieve the moments that a door of opportunity was given to witness to a lost soul when we did not choose to enter it.
- We cannot retrieve the words that are spoken in haste that harms the hearer.
- We cannot retrieve the viewing of a moment spent in sinful living that may cause a lost person to reject God’s truths.
Walk in wisdom before the lost.
The Lord tells us to walk in wisdom before the lost. Knowing how to walk in wisdom is necessary because we come in daily contact with lost people who do take notice of the way we live.
- We are expected to have a Christ-like spirit. Our joyful attitudes can cause others to desire the joy within us.
- Our speech can bring health to others. A downcast soul needs the watering of a good and encouraging word.
“There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.” Proverbs 12:18
- Our walk in wisdom will also have the effect of making others wise.
“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20
Our testimonies are a precious thing. Because of the far-reaching influence that our testimonies have, it is of utmost importance that we learn to walk in the wisdom that is given to us of God.
Are we redeeming the time?
Are we walking daily in the wisdom of God?
Are we struggling to make decisions that will glorify God?
Are we daily praying for God’s guidance in all the affairs of life?
Start your wisdom walk today.
Studying and meditating upon the verses found in Proverbs and Colossians is a good place to start your wisdom walk.
May God open up your understanding as you read those profound books of wisdom.
Copyright 2016 by Peggy Clark
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Peggy Clark is the author of So, What’s the Latest News? Messages from a Prisoner in Rome available from WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan.