Text: :“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.
Comment: The knowledge of the truth about this present age should spur us to keep our standards high, act wisely and to do righteousness at all times by the grace of God.
The word circumspect means “taking into consideration all possible circumstances and consequences before acting”. As Christians we must weigh our actions and words on the scale provided by the word of God since we are not ignorant of the devil's devices. (2 Corinthians 2:11) In relating with those who do not share our faith we must be very careful. We should “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.” (Colossians 4:5) And our Saviour stated, “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” - Matthew 10:16.
To know what the will of God is in every situation we meet in life is to painstakingly apply the Bible truth to issues as to know what will please God in such circumstances and to go about to do them. Saint Paul wrote: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” - Romans 12:1, 2.