Wisely Walking the Way

This seems like an advertisement of an automobile association. However, it is an encouragement from Paul when he writes to the Christians in Ephesus. He also writes about how to become wise. 

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:15-20 (NIV)

Which Way?

The road that we walk on is the narrow way, the way that leads to life, the way we walk with Jesus in His footsteps. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We must pay close attention when we walk on it, because it's easy to move away from.

How Do We Become Wise?

No one wants to go through life as a fool. But how do we become sensible people? Sensible people, according to verse 16, are people who spend their days wisely. That means that we try to understand God’s will (verse 17). That is not always easy, but we have His Word to find out whether something is our own will, or God's. We can also learn to hear God’s voice when we pray. The Lord Jesus promises us that His sheep know His voice (John 10:4). By continuing to listen and to follow after His voice, we will grow. 

What Else Will Help?

When we experience hardships or certain pressures in our lives, we seek refuge with God, Who lives in us through His Holy Spirit. That is why Paul says that we should be filled with His Spirit, and should not get drunk on wine (verse 18).

Singing often stimulates traveling the road wisely, as well. Songs to glorify God, in whatever form, shall keep our hearts and minds focused. When this goes hand-in-hand with gratitude toward God our Father, we will not have to worry about the road ahead, nor His will.

Bible book: Ephesians Keywords: God's Will, Gratitude, Holy Spirit, Praise, Wise