Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 4:30 am

Day Five: Beautiful Feet – Full of the Spirit and of Wisdom

Ephesians 5:15-20 (NIV) - Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Paul shifts from the metaphor of light (Ephesians 5:8-14) to the themes of wisdom and the Spirit. He presents these two complementary and essential features of the Christian life that believers need if they are to conduct their lives in ways that are pleasing to God.

The conduct of all believers should be characterized by wisdom.  This is consistent with Paul’s prayer for his readers that God will impart wisdom to them through the Spirit (Ephesians 1:17).” [Clinton E. Arnold, The Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Ephesians, pages 341, 345]

Prayer & Worship: Lord, I need your wisdom today to live in ways that are pleasing to you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Song: “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” by Matt Redman - https://youtu.be/XtwIT8JjddM

- EK

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