Wisdom in Christ, 1

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What is the best use of our time? It’s a question we often ask as we seek to be effective and efficient at getting things done. While many of us may be concerned about our to-do lists and calendars, Paul focuses more on our spiritual lives and our impact on the world around us. Since we must be separated from the world around us, we must be careful how we walk, and the best use of our time is shining the light of Christ to expose the unfruitful works of darkness. We see this emphasis not only in Ephesians but in Paul’s parallel passage in Colossians 4:5, “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.” The way we walk in front of the world around us matters, and as we try to evaluate our efficiency and effectiveness in the use of our time, we’d be better off focusing on whether or not we are wasting moments that could be used to shine the light of Christ. In this is the wisdom of walking worthy of our calling. When we recognize that every moment of our lives gives us the opportunity to reflect the light of Christ, making the best use of our time becomes far more important than just a to-do list. It’s something that could make the difference between life and death for the world around us. Now that puts our day in perspective. Much less should we be worried about finishing our to-do lists; more than that, we must be careful about how we live so that the light of Christ that shone on us might shine on others around us. That means today matters, so be careful how you walk and make the most of the time! –Pastor Rory

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