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13. United by Wisdom (Ephesians 5:15-21)

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Ephesians (part thirteen)

Paul instructs the Ephesian believers to live carefully, intentionally, and wisely. That includes a perspective about time that recognizes its brevity. Time, like money, must be invested or it will certainly be wasted. Wise living is living intentionally for God. Paul also instructs the Ephesian believers that they should be controlled and empowered by God's Spirit. The course of our lives is ill-advised if we are controlled by anything else. Do you respond to life's challenges in a natural, fleshly manner? Or do you respond supernaturally by the power of the Holy Spirit? If you are filled by the Spirit, the Bible calls you wise.

Related Topics: Discipline, Spiritual Life, Wisdom