Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Days are Evil

Eph.5:15-17 - See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

he days are evil? What does the Apostle Paul mean by that? There can be no doubt that in the context Paul is warning us that with each passing day we both lose opportunity in God’s kingdom, and that the end approaches when all opportunities will vanish. If you wish to remain deceived by false hopes and promises, then by all means continue to look to things on this earth. Listen to the politicians, look to the ebb and flow of economics, incline your ears to world events, and put your faith in men who are either conservative or liberal or something in between. In all of these, if you haven’t been convinced of their futility then perhaps you never will be.

But if something within your spirit is whispering, or even shouting, that the time is short and the gospel of the everlasting kingdom is the only message of hope, then you are hearing the Spirit’s voice and not the voice of man. Let us act accordingly.

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