See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. – Ephesians 5:15-17 KJV
John MacArthur vehemently rails against the foolishness of many in the church today. He says that ‘Cheap Grace’, ‘Easy Believism’ and ‘Quickie Salvation’ are hurting the church as we attempt to be married to the WORLD. The Biblical definition of a fool is ONE who exists apart from God. The same Bible defines WISE as LIVING in accordance to God’s Divine Purpose! Many in the church treat the BIBLE like it is Aesop’s Fables and daily are focused on the same things that FOOLS of this world are focused on- they act just like them!
Leader, our WALK is our DAILY conduct, our REGULAR pattern played out in our daily LIFE. In the Book of Wisdom, Proverbs 9:10 we are told; The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. A believer who walks in WISDOM knows three things: Their Life Principles, their Limited Privileges and their LORDS PURPOSES. In other words they KNOW what HIS RULES are for their life, they know they have a LIMITED TIME to fulfill it and they know what GOD wants of them!
Conduit, in Paul’s letter to the Christians in Colossae he is encouraging them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Col 2:2-3) We are called to walk CIRCUMSPECTLY! That means walk carefully, exactly and accurately. In Galatians 3:1 Paul puts it plainly; O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? BE WISE: KNOW God, FEAR God and OBEY GOD. You do this by KNOWING HIS WORD and PRACTICING your WALK daily- using HIS WORD as your compass!