Take good care of your behavior. Live not foolishly, but wisely. Make the most of this decisive moment, because the days are bad Efe. 5: 15-16.
Some time ago, I received news that shocked me emotionally and spiritually. A woman who had been my classmate at school had tragically died, leaving her two children without a mother, under the care of their father. When they told me how he had died, I felt terrible pain. She was too young and had a lot to do yet. I couldn’t help but think about my own life, my children, and the fleeting health and opportunities that we now have and enjoy.
I was comforted to know that her husband had remarried, because I thought that children would no longer lack a mother figure. But very shortly afterwards, I received another piece of news even more shocking than the first: the children’s father, who was on his way to church with his new wife, suffered a car accident and both died. Now yes, those two children were truly alone. It broke my heart, because I thought; Life is difficult for some people.
Our verse for today tells us that the days are bad, and if we look around, it seems obvious that they are. 2021 does not seem different from the year we left behind. Therefore, we are advised to make the most of this decisive moment, because it would be a shame to miss an opportunity without taking advantage of it. No one is exempt from a tragedy; So take the opportunity you have today to behave wisely. Do not live foolishly on December 31st; neither the 1st, the 2nd, nor the 3rd of January, nor any of the successive days of the year that begins tomorrow.
Every moment we enjoy is a gift from God that we should not waste. Walking wisely means being prudent, shedding our old selves, and staying awake, that is, spiritually sensitive (see 1 Pet. 5: 8). We cannot declare before God and before the world that we are daughters of the Most High, while we persist in works of the flesh such as lying, treating others badly, getting angry easily or spreading gossip.
Our time of life in this world we do not know how long it will be, but we can live few days with much blessing or many days full of curse. What do you choose? If you want to live wisely, carefully weigh each step you take. Take advantage of every moment to live for God. Transform each day into an opportunity and do not let it escape.