Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
It's interesting. Because nearly 2000 years ago, God through Paul was saying the same thing that many Christians are saying today. "The days are evil."
We look around our world and we see nothing but anger, hatred, rage, fear, sadness, gloom, and the like. And that's just the political environment. :-)
All joking aside, many Christians are wondering, "What has the world come to? Why are people so angry, despondent, despairing, and down right messed up?" It may sound as if I am over simplifying, yet I see the reason is, people need God. They aren't looking for Him to influence and direct their lives. As a general observation of the world through God's Word colored glasses, I see people think they are wise and they aren't. They don't know the wisdom of God. And what is the wisdom of God?
The Word says that people are sinful, inherently unable to see God nor to seek Him out. The Word also says that God came to us as Jesus, the Savior of the world. He sought us out. The Word also says because of Jesus, we are forgiven of all of our sins and given a new life to see the world with God's Word colored glasses. The Word tells us that God sent the Holy Spirit to be our guide, leader, and source of wisdom, you guessed it, through God's Word. That is from where our wisdom to walk in life and best make use of our time comes. Let's pray.
Holy Spirit, lead us to Your Wisdom that comes from Your Word. Open our minds and hearts to "read, make, learn, and inwardly digest" Your grace. We pray in Jesus' name. And all God's children say...
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.