The wickedness in this world is on the rise and it makes me think of the days of Noah. When God could literally smell the stench of sin from Heaven. We truly are in the last days and we need to watch how we live…
Therefore He says, Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine (make day dawn) upon you and give you light. Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise, sensible, intelligent people, Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is. – Ephesians 5:14-17 (amplified)
We have no excuse.
Ignorance is no longer a valid reason for licensed living.
This Scripture is a warning to the Body of Christ.
Let’s break it down…
Therefore He says, Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine (make day dawn) upon you and give you light.
We need to stop pretending we do not need more of God. We need to open our eyes to HIS Truth and stop living in the flesh.
Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise, sensible, intelligent people,
Our walk reflects our Lord whether we walk well or with a limp. I never want my walk to make my Jesus look a fool to the world. That, my dear sisters, would be a travesty as a Mother and child of God. We MUST Look carefully then how we walk! We MUST realize our positions and the importance of our influence.
Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.
Evil is here to stay until Jesus parts the clouds upon His return. It is not going to get better. That is a BIBLICAL fact. We need to make the most of every minute of influence we have as mothers, friends, co-workers, wives and women! The days are evil and the world NEEDS us to be light…NOT carbon copies of the godless world we live in.
We need to let go of the sin in our lives. Lay it down. We need to make better choices in entertainment. We need to be LIVING examples before our children…and the world. We cannot assume they will get it or have the “do as I say not as I do” mentality!
Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.
We must dig into the Word. No excuses. We DO have time! Desperate Housewives (or any form of entertainment) should not monopolize our minds. We need to lay those worldly things down and become desperate for JESUS!
Let me warn you therefore, beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of lawless and wicked persons and fall from your own firm condition [your own steadfastness of mind]. – 2 Peter 3:17 (amplified)
Be on guard.
We are not dealing with an adversary that is not prepared for battle. He is an expert in his field. He is on the hunt. He is not just casually sitting back. He is hunting us! We need to be experts in the Word, so that we can overcome his tactics and the sin in this world…or we WILL be overtaken!
Be well balanced (sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring in fierce hunger, seeking someone to seize upon and devour. – 1 Peter 5:8
It’s not a joke, we should not take this lightly…and know that I am not some crack pot that is speaking mindless chatter. This is real and we need to take it seriously. Heed my warning, dear sisters. Be on guard and alert. Get into the Word and know it. Make the choices that are for the King and not for your flesh or to please, fit in and be a part of this world.
Live as children of obedience to God; do not conform yourselves to the evil desires that governed you in your former ignorance, when you did not know the requirements of the Gospel. – 1 Peter 1:14
Daddy God, let me never be a fool or right in my own eyes. Grow wisdom in me as I study Your Word. I do not want to be pounced on by the enemy. I want to be aware, vigilant and on guard at all times. I know that this can ONLY come as I study Your Word and learn Your ways and how to hear YOUR voice. Help me to make right choices and let go of any and all things that are placed above You in my heart, mind or time. Help me to be a better Mother and always walk in a way that offers a GOOD example before my children…and others. Help me to make YOU the priority in my life and not entertainment, friendships, work, relationships…or anything else! I love You and want to live a life that is pleasing to You. I never want to be in sin, ignorance or error. Help me to see clearly and always be ready for battle. Thank You for Your Word, love and mercy! In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!
I looked up some Scriptures to help you overcome sin, prepare for battle and see that we must be on guard at all times. I want to encourage you to dig deeper and learn to be ever on guard and ready for battle. Take the time to look each verse up and check the references. Study and find the ONLY weapon you need in God’s Word!
First, Read this devotional: Beware! There is a Lion Hunting you! (It goes well with this study.) We also have a GREAT study, Call to Holiness that ties in well with living obedient lives. Check it out, I am certain you will be blessed by it.
- Philippians 4:8
- Matthew 6:33
- 1 Corinthians 10:13
- 1 John 4:1
- 1 Peter 2:9
- 1 John 2:15-17
- 1 Corinthians 6:15
- Matthew 25:1-46
- 2 Timothy 2:15
- John 16:33
Memorize: And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. – Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
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