12 – “Walk in Wisdom”

Stand Alone Sermon

We live in a day where we are surrounded by foolishness don’t we? It seems we are bombarded with it, in the news, in the laws, in politics, in our schools and workplaces, and even in many churches. The world is attempting to redefine our origin, our gender, our species, and our God. The Bible defines foolishness as a spiritual issue, a rejection of God. Apart from Christ we all exist in a state of eternal foolishness. In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Roman believers in the church of Rome, he wrote in verses 1:21-22, “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools”. In our fallen state, as unregenerate people, we reject the truth and the darkness of spiritual falsehood replaces it. Sin is rationalized and even glorified. We create our own beliefs about God, creation, and people; we are, biblically speaking, fools, living for ourselves and to ourselves. But God … We as believers in Jesus Christ, at the time of our salvation, are given a measure of divine wisdom (1 Cor. 1:30), the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16). We are able to know God, to know how He created us to live, worship, and serve Him. We are given everything we need to live wise lives for the Lord, but our old nature constantly temps us to live as we did before our salvation, as we did when we rejected God.

Paul’s exhortation to the Church in Ephesus is as critical to believers today as it was when Paul wrote it. As you listen to God’s Word today examine how you live your life and ask our Father in heaven to help you live your life “worthy of the calling”, knowing that He “is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us”.