Ephesians 5:6-20

            “Act like people with good sense and not like fools.  These are evil times, so make every minute count.  Don’t be stupid.  Instead, find out what the Lord wants you to do… let the Spirit fill your life.” (CEV)
            If someone walked off the roof of their house we would, at the least, call them stupid, if not completely out of their head.  To think that we could defy gravity and just walk on air is more than ignorance.  And to believe we can live any old way we want and think we can defy God’s Word, Christ’s Way, and the Spirit’s leading with no consequence is plain stupid.
            Having some spiritual common sense means reading the Scriptures, looking to God in prayer, and asking for the Spirit’s help and filling.  Find out what God wants you to do.  Actively seek it.  If we don’t, we will end up in trouble, as sure as ignoring gravity.
            Every minute we spend in thoughtless routine with no attention paid to what God wants erodes our moral fiber, compromises our integrity, and puts us in a position to ethically fail.  But when we are filled with the Spirit through careful attention to God we submit to one another out of reverence to Christ, and sing without mumbling to each other of God’s inherent goodness.  Would you rather be foolish or wise; morally degenerate or ethically virtuous; vapidly stupid or sensibly smart?  Get in the Word and be filled with the Spirit.


            Wise God, may your Holy Spirit fill my life in such a way that I live intelligently, ethically, and responsibly.  I turn my back on being as dumb as a cow, and turn to Christ as my model and my Savior.  Amen.

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