Wise Living

I didn’t write this one, it was written by one of my friends, Rachel Marcengill.

I have seen so many posts by people who are shocked by the performance at the Grammy’s and the obviously satanic theme. Why would anyone be shocked that a song called “unholy” would be demonic in nature? As I thought over why people would be so shocked, I felt God explained it to me like this. That’s the difference between knowledge and wisdom.

We all KNOW what we Should or Should Not do, but do we actually put what we know into practice?

We know what we should and should not eat in order to have a healthy body. Yet, do we choose the vegetables or fast food? We know what music and movies we should allow our ears to hear and eyes to see. But what’s on our playlist and on our phones and TVs? Whenever I watch or read something, I try to think of whether or not I would be comfortable watching or reading it with Jesus. If the answer is no, then I have no business entertaining it.

James 1:22 tells us that if we only hear (know) what God says but we do not actually do what He says, we are deceiving ourselves. All the knowledge in the world cannot save you. It’s only what you do with that knowledge. Even the enemy KNOWS that Jesus is God, but he is bound for hell. The Bible says we prove our love for God through our obedience to Him.

Back to the Grammys . . . why would anyone be surprised anymore by anything Hollywood/music industry does? Actors and artists regularly display/wear occult symbols. Their lyrics and videos are downright blasphemous (Beyoncé’s Lemonade should have revolted any Christian. Or the guy giving Satan a lap dance!!)

That’s just one area where we can know in our heads that something isn’t godly, and we should not be listening to or watching it. Yet, we can sometimes find ourselves singing along with a catchy tune.

There is no doubt the days are evil, and the Bible tells us that there is worse to come. We must live intentionally and wisely. That’s been the word God has driven home to my heart this week. INTENTIONAL. I must be intentional with my husband, my children, my words, my thoughts, my actions, what I consume. I don’t want to just drift along passively. I want to be intentional in serving the Lord in every area of my life. Too many times, I have gotten complacent or distracted. Yet, each time, God has faithfully steered me back on course.

I have often joked that I am full of absolutely useless knowledge. I want to live in wisdom. My heart’s cry is to live completely in the wisdom of God. Will I stumble? You can bet on it. But will I strive to finish my race strong? By the grace of God alone & He promises to see me through to the end.

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” — Ephesians 5:15-17


About wednesdaymorningdevotional

I am just a nobody from Salem, South Carolina. I have been a math teacher now for 23 years. I have been publishing devotionals every Wednesday morning for about 10 years now. Thanks for stopping by.
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