A note from our pastor:
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,Ephesians 5:15
Good Morning Dearly Beloved,
In our study verse this week, the Apostle building on his instruction to walk in light and reprove sin, tells the disciple to walk circumspectly. The word circumspectly is not one commonly used in 2022 and can therefore cause some confusion for the bible reader. In simple terms, the phrase ”walk circumspectly” simply means to walk with diligence.
If you ever have the chance to visit the Grand Canyon in the western United States and are up for an adventure you can take a tour of the Canyon via a mule. You wind down the steep and rocky terrain and get an amazing view. But why on the back of a mule and not a horse? Because mules approach the walk differently than horses. Mules will test every step to make sure it is solid before they put their weight down. They want to know the path is stable and sure.
The example of how the mule handles the pathway is a picture of how the Apostle is instructing us to walk. As disciples our walk has to look inward and outward. When we look inward we look to our faith and to Christ. In doing so we should check every step to make sure it is in alignment with the teachings of Christ and scripture. We should not base our walk on the traditions of our families and friends, but rather on a continual reflection on scriptural guidance.
As we look outward, we engage in a different form of testing. We should check our actions to make sure they are based in love, mercy, and forgiveness. We should monitor our way of living to ensure we are shining light on darkness and reproving sin. Most importantly, we should reflect on our walk to make sure it is a picture of how Christ would have us live.
The disciples walk should be one of intention. Let us walk diligently in the ways of Christ.
Our Prayers are with you daily,