Monday, October 18, 2004

Launch of 'Walking Circumspectly'

Welcome to Walking Circumspectly.

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In case you're wondering where the blog name came from, I've posted the relevant scripture below--in KJV and NLT. 'Circumspect' in the Koine Greek is akribos, which means "exactly, accurately, diligently." Walking as one who is not unwise, but wise, redeeming the time.

Ephesians 5:11-17 (KJV)
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 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.

Ephesians 5:11-17 (NLT)
Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, rebuke and expose them. It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. But when the light shines on them, it becomes clear how evil these things are. And where your light shines, it will expose their evil deeds. This is why it is said,
"Awake, O sleeper,
rise up from the dead,
and Christ will give you light."
So be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days. Don't act thoughtlessly, but try to understand what the Lord wants you to do.

It is good, and I think it's worthwhile, to examine culture, life, society, current events--and anything else that comes up--in light of the Bible and the discernment that comes from the Holy Spirit. God didn't give us the Bible so it would sit on a shelf and get dusty.

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