Wisdom is not just accumulating facts or ascribing to creeds, but understanding what God's will is and what pleases Him and living in light of it. Biblical wisdom is having skill in finding out what pleases the Lord and carrying it out. We cannot have Biblical wisdom until we fear the Lord and see Him aright. And so let us look to Christ. If we fear God, we'll live differently. We must seek wisdom with all our heart in prayer and in the Word. God will give it to those who diligently seek it.
Why should we walk wisely? Because Christ shining His light on us and others depends on it. When believers arise and awake, Christ's light shines on them. When Christ's light shines on His people, His light shines on the world. We cannot afford to walk foolishly; thus, wake up and walk wisely!
How should we walk wisely? First we need to watch ourselves carefully. The world is evil. We must watch our steps and be in the Word; it is a lamp to our feet. The Word of God is our objective to which we are to walk in accordance with. We must have intentional, focused moral introspection, for our heart guides our steps.
Second, we must war ruthlessly. The world is a war. Satan is a roaring lion. We must redeem the time and buy it back from slavery. It's so important; we need to buy it for ourselves and make the best of every opportunity. Even in the mundane, in every moment, redeem it.
Third, we must weigh the Lord's will thoughtfully. His will is to sum up all things in Christ (Eph 1:10). We must see Christ and His purpose accurately. A wise Christian is one whose lifestyle is increasingly being brought into conformity with God's wonderful plan of saving men and women in Christ.
Ryan Case has a passion to see the lost ushered into the Kingdom of God, as well as to see Christ's redeemed grow in all knowledge and grace. His 'heroes of the faith' include John Piper, D.A. Carson, and C.H. Spurgeon. Ryan graduated from the Toronto Baptist Seminary and was...