Colossians 4:5. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
The scriptures tell believers how they should walk wisely, not as fools as well as circumspectly, that is
watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent:.
We are to walk in the Light because we know what it was like to have been in Darkness.
>>Ephesians 5:8-17. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk , not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
>>1 Peter 2:9-12. 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
>>1 John 1:5-7. 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
A young bride or wife should not walk through Central Park at midnight indiscriminately or foolishly prating about (To talk idly and at length; chatter) with suspicious, unsavoury or dangerous characters. Neither should The Bride of Christ walk through this world with a careless, everything will be O.K attitude, as though their words and actions had no effect on their witness or their spiritual growth, development or life.
God must grieve as millions of “Christians” are sinning, flirting with the devil, becoming hard, and blindly going about their own ways, saying, “I’m okay. Everything is all right. God is still with me. I’m not wicked. I’m not an idolater!”
In all kindness, I ask you, who told you it is okay to sit for hours, drinking in filth in front of the TV? Who told you it is not idolatry to watch shows that are totally corrupt? Was it Jesus who told you, “It’s okay to watch a few bloody, violent, sensual movies! You are a mature believer — you won’t get hooked.? Who said it? Who put you at ease?
Who told you it’s okay to flirt with another man’s wife or someone else’s husband? Who told you its okay to walk out on your vows? Who told you it’s okay to bring ungodly videos into your home? Who told you it’s okay to slip out occasionally to go night-clubbing? Was it God? Or was it the devil?
Who is it that’s speaking through me right now crying out, “It’s idolatry It’s not legalism! Get rid of all outside influences” Is it the devil preaching this to you? Is this a word out of hell that tells you to wake up? If it is of God, and if you are of God, you will hear it — believe it — act on it — and be changed by it.