Paul uses the Hebrew idiom â€˜walk' to discuss Christian behavior.
In this final exhortation to walk in verse 15 of chapter 5, we are instructed: be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise. We all take care in those matters of life which matter most to us â€“ our family, jobs, school, ministry, even our appearance. Here is an exhortation to take particular care over our Christian life in two specific areas.
First, making the most of our time. Time is a precious commodity. Once it has passed, the wisest of men can retrieve it; yet it seems we waste so much of our time wishing that we could. While we cannot retrieve lost time, or create more time, we can make the best use of the time given us. We live in an age that spurns the idea of redeeming time. We are taught that leisure is the antidote for work, that entertainment is the antidote for boredom. Have you bought into this formula? What do your instincts lead you to do in your â€˜free time?' That is one of the best tests to see whether you are redeeming the time or not.
Secondly, the wise Christian is discerning what the will of the Lord is. God's regular guidance of his people is not a matter of â€˜hearing voices,' or â€˜extraordinary events;' rather He leads us in the right paths. Understanding God's will comes as we apply His Word to our circumstances. But understanding the will of the Lord in context of Ephesians means much more than this.
Great Sermon! This is absolutely the most thorough message/teaching about the will of God I've heard.
Thank you and may God bless you BIG!
Gloria Blair (4/5/2017)
Great Sermon! This message was so convicting and very good.
Donald Roach (3/23/2017)
Great Sermon! What a powerful presentation of our need to make Christ our priority. I cannot listen to this message too often. It brings conviction and joy to my soul every time I hear it.
from Middle Atlantic US
Great Sermon! Fantastic sermon! Amen, AMen, AMEN!!! To God be the glory. May He use this to reach many men, women, and young people in these end times. God's Word is Truth. Thank you, Pastor Joseph for sharing God's Truth. I'd like to share this with my family.
from The King's Table
I am a shallow man. A shell. Self serving. A Prostitute. Jeremiah 2:19. May God grant me Godly Sorrow 2 Cor 7:10.
Dr. Augustine Joseph (7/21/2011)
awesome your message was awesome, I was Blessed, thanks for the message, take care
christopher samuel (6/30/2011)
Great Sermon! I am blessed with the sermon - Walk
Dar Troxler (6/28/2011)
from South Carolina
Very well spoken and taught! Very well spoken and taught!
Please send me a copy on CD
WHAT AN EXCELLENT MESSAGE! HOW ARE YOU USING YOUR MINUTES, HOURS, DAYS? Time is precious. Watch out for the land mines! Great look at our use of time, and what is good and right and Biblical. What to watch out for, especially in these days of so many possible distractions. You'll be blessed to listen to this message, and blessed if you choose to walk carefully and wisely. To God be the glory!
A native of New York, Pastor LoSardo was saved by the grace of God in 1986 after hearing the Gospel from his brother, while pursuing a career in scientific research. He was ordained into the ministry in 1995 and served as the Associate Pastor of a large messianic congregation...