‘So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.’ Ephesians 1:15
Don’t live like fools. Immediately my mind would go to thinking about other people who live like fools, they are so easy to find. But, I’m reading this and it’s talking to me. In the last 24 hours, how have I lived like a fool? Well, between the hours of approximately 10 pm to 6:30 am I was sleeping so there was nothing foolish about that. Now yesterday morning until bedtime last night is the time I ask myself how was I a fool?
I do an inventory in my mind trying to recall specific incidents. Did I give someone the finger in traffic for their boneheaded driving, no. Did I want to – maybe. Did I curse out my neighbor’s dog for yet another time for depositing his business on my front lawn, no. I have new neighbors and I observed him keeping his little pooch off my property – YES!
Did I yell at the flat screen when my favorite team bungled yet another game? NO. The Oiler’s season hasn’t started yet, the Eskimos are playing quite well right now, and I dealt with my angst toward the Blue Jays at least a month ago.
Here is what I must take to heart, the next verse says ‘Make the most out of every opportunity in these evil days.’ Ephesians 4:16
Not living like a fool is living mindful everyday of opportunities. Opportunities, in an evil time where I can show the love of Jesus to others. God gives me those opportunities. Will I be a fool and let them slip away like sand through my fingertips or will I wisely choose them to honor God.