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5 Walk Wisely Be very careful, then, how you walk—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.Ephesians 5:15-16 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:5-6Look at your life. How does it look to outsiders?Making the most of the time – “redeeming” the time. TIME – financial terminology.Save it; waste it; spend it; redeem it.
6 Walk WiselyGet wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, Get understanding. Proverbs 4:5-7The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Prov. 9:10)Dr. Dan Estes -best at giving us the understanding of wisdom.Fool – folly has nothing to do with intelligence. It is the inability or unwillingness to conform to God’s order, the truth, the way God has created the everything.“A fool insists on directing his own life – demanding autonomy at all costs.” – Dan EstesWisdom – skillful, well-made ; in the Bible, taking the idea of skillful to the context of living – skillful livingNot natural – must be learned. Teaching, experience. Like driving?? Good decisions in your circumstances
7 I imagine you're familiar with the phrase "ship of fools I imagine you're familiar with the phrase "ship of fools." It was a common medieval motif used in literature and art, especially religious satire. One such satire is Hieronymus Bosch's famous oil painting by the same name, which now hangs in the Louvre in Paris. [See an image of "Ship of Fools."] This marvelous work, which is filled with symbolism, shows ten people aboard a small vessel and two overboard swimming around it. It is a ship without a pilot (captain), and everyone onboard is too busy drinking, feasting, flirting, and singing to know where on earth the waves are pushing them.They are fools because they are enjoying all the sensual pleasures of this world without knowing where it all leads. Atop the mast hangs a bunch of dangling carrots and a man is climbing up to reach them. Yet above the carrots we find a small but significant detail: a human skull. This is the thirteenth head in the painting, unlucky in every imaginable way. The idea is that these twelve fools, who think all is perfect, are sailing right to their demise. The only pilot on board, the only figure leading the way, is death.Douglas Sean O'Donnell, The Beginning and End of Wisdom (Crossway, 2011), pp )
8 Fragment of a lost triptych which also included Ship of Fools (the Allegory of Gluttony and Lust) would be the lower part of that outer wing) and Death and the Miser (the other outer wing).
9 Walking Wisely Lolo Jones Her chastity probably makes her the second-highest-profile virgin athlete, next to New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. Despite the best efforts of Tebow’s teammate center Nick Mangold to play matchmaker — Mangold led “Lolo” chants in the Jets locker room this spring and promoted the #Lobow hashtag on Twitter — this Christian dream pairing probably isn’t happening. “Everybody is like, You should date Tim Tebow, because, like, you guys are both virgins and Christians,” Jones says. “And I’m like, Yeah, but there’s still so much involved. Like, is he funny? On Twitter, he’s just a straight-up guy. You know, I want somebody I click with.” Lori Jones, more commonly known as Lolo Jones, (born August 5, 1982) is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the 60 and 100 meter hurdles. She won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while at LSU. She won indoor national titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the 60 m hurdles, with gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and In winter, Jones also competes as a brakeman on the U.S. national bobsled team.She was favored to win the 100 m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but she tripped on the penultimate hurdle, finishing in seventh place. She went on to win silver at the 2008 World Athletics Final. Jones is the American record holder in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.72.
10 Walk WiselyTherefore 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. Ephesians 5:17-20
11 Don’t … But … Live unwisely Live wisely Be foolish Understand the will of the LordBe drunk on wine Be filled with the SpiritDrunk on wine – “Symposium” to “drink with.” Greek gathering for any number of reasons – many times to discuss and debate major issues of interest and concern.
12 Walk Wisely The Early Church . . . Sang Gave thanks Respected and honored each other
13 Take a Step 1. Do I really examine my life? ASK 2. What would non-Christians say is important to me by observing me go through the day?3. What are the priorities I set by how I “spend” my time?Take a StepBe very careful, then, how you walk—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.Ephesians 5:15-16
14 ACTToday, I will take some time and honestly examine my life.2. Today, I will make it a practice to say “thank you” and show respect and honor to others.3. I commit myself to ask for God’s guidance to “live skillfully.”Take a StepLet your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.Colossians 4:5