65- sing to the Lord, sing his praise
427- Jesus lover of my soul
681- I will sing of my redeemer
122- Of the Father's love begotten
689- One day
83:3- All praise and thanks to thee
Be very careful, the, 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. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms , hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks for everything, in. The name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Nowadays people are so busy and rushed. this makes it so easy to not just take the time to think about our lives and how we are living it.
We need to consider our lives, to take a solid look at how we are living it. This is a call to pay close attention to how we live.
We need to make the most of the time the Lord has given us.
God says live as wise people not as unwise. What though is wisdom? Is it just head knowledge? No wisdom is taking that head knowledge and apply it to your life.
Wisdom according the bible is one who makes the best use of their time in the time God has allotted to us in these evil times.
God calls us not to waste our time. He wants us using it for good purpose.
If we don't control it, evil will!
think on this...how is my wasted time used for evil? How is my unthought out time used for evil?
Wisdom starts with the Lord. Revering him, seeing the Lord, acknowledging the Lord. We need to start there.
We need to live by the will of God. Obedient to his commands. Just as the angels are perfectly obedient, so we need to be the same. The foolish ignore this, the wise follow him.
We are to be drunk on wine but filled with the Spirit.
The question is....what is controlling your life?
Drunkenness removes our inhibitions and causes us to lose control and do things we aught not do.
God calls us to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
If I am filled with the Spirit then I am influenced by the Spirit in how I live. This helps me to live a life of wisdom.
What does a life like this look like?
Addressing each other with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Singing to each other in a variety of ways. What we sing matters. Type doesn't matter...what's important is...does the song speak truly of God, who he is and what he does.
Singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart. It is a sign of God's work in our lives. The core of who we are should be singing to the Lord. We need to sing from our whole heart. They should always be a reflection our of lives in response to God.
Always giving thanks. The more we live our lives in God, the more we see his hand in our lives. We should be thankful to him. It shows this awareness. Thanksgiving is done on the basis of what Jesus Christ has done and continues to do in our lives. So give thanks through Jesus Christ always.
The call today is to realize we need to consider carefully how we are living.
Who are we living our lives through. How can I be wise in _______ area of my life? How can I use my time better for God's glory?