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Summary: Several ways according to scripture that we can walk circumspectly or carefully.

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“Walking Circumspectly”

Text: Eph 5:15,16

Intro:

Tonight I would like to bring you a message entitled Walking Circumspectly. I take the title from the King James Version…of our text which says… ”See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”

The word Circumspectly means: exactly, diligently, or perfect. Tonight I would like to take a few minutes and have conversation with you concerning this

passage of scripture.

?What do you think this passage means?

?How do we live our lives carefully?

I believe that it is important for us to be aware of our enemy and understand his ways, but I also believe that there is error in knowing more about our enemy than our savior.

Tonight I hope to be balance in this approach…

Lets look at several ways according to scripture that we can walk circumspectly or carefully.

1. Redeem the Time

Our text says that we are to redeem the time for the days are evil.

a) Making the most of every opportunity

Literally…Buying the opportunity. Retail merchants are “redeeming the time” right now…making the

most of the holiday season. By redeeming the time, we do good, while it is in the power of our hands.

b) Because the days are evil

In Pauls day the Christians were being persecuted very blatantly so it was easy to see why Paul declared the days as evil. Could we call the day in which we live evil? If so in what way?

2. Understand what the Lord’s will is

Is it possible to know the Lord’s will for our lives?

How will that help us to walk circumspectly?

Romans 12:1,2

3. Be filled with the Spirit

Romans 13:13,14

4. Minister to one another

Psalms, Hymns, Spiritual Songs

Making Melody in your heart

Col 3:16

5. Always Give Thanks to the Lord

Phil 4:6 Be anxious for nothing but with thanksgiving let your requests be know unto God.”

6. Submit to one another

2 Cor 2:5-11

Conclusion

“I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not

outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.”


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