Sunday Sermon: “Make Your Time Count: Walking Wisely in an Unwise World” (Ephesians 5:15-21)

Christ expects His people to make the time that He has given them count. We are Kingdom people living in a world that is either apathetic toward or against all that this Kingdom stands for. What is sad is that Kingdom people have grown apathetic.

Psalm 139:16: “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” God has numbered our days. Given that we are not God, we do not know how many days we have. So let’s make them count.

David Livingston, the British missionary, was asked about the wisdom of going on mission to Africa when it was so dangerous. He replied, “I am immortal until my work is accomplished.” One might believe this would cause Livingstone (and others) to be reckless. Not so! This caused him to be wise for the cause of Christ!

What you will notice is the presence of the Trinity in this passage. Be filled with the Spirit in verse 18; and in verse 20, giving thanks to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; then submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. The Trinity (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) do not waste one moment in fulfilling their work. There is no frivolous activity–everything they did, they did in full wisdom to the glory of God and the good of His creation.

Living wisely means walking in the light and the love of the Triune God.


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