These were more noble... ...in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
- Acts 17:11
|Written by Jay Yeager|
|Wednesday, 12 May 2010 21:18|
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise.” What does it mean to walk circumspectly? The word “walk” is a figure of speech meaning the whole of a person’s life. “Circumspectly” means carefully. We are to walk carefully. In this verse there are two ways to walk.
The walk of a fool - without reason, lacking common sense, spiritually dull, stupid. We certainly do not want to walk like a fool. Fools deny God (Psalms 14:1), but more than that they deny his right to rule in a persons life. Romans 1:21 may sum it up, a “foolish heart darkened”.
The walk of the wise – there are some things that are not a part of this walk, the “NOT’S):
How are you walking tonight? Well, it is certain we are walking in one of two ways: in the way of the wise or in the way of the fool.
A fool will walk after the foolishness of his own vain imagination (Romans 1:21), and it will seem right to him (Proverbs 12:15). A wise man will seek to find God with all his heart (Jeremiah 29:13), and it will not be difficult for God is not far from any one of us (Acts 17:27).
If you are not a Christian, you can through obedience to the gospel, begin “walking in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). What is required to obtain salvation?
Will you walk circumspectly as the wise? Then take up your cross and follow him (Matthew 16:24-25).