Text: Ephesians 5:15-17
Principle: We need God’s wisdom to make it in this world.
- Remind the students why it is necessary to walk wisely in this world. Briefly review last week’s lesson about where true wisdom comes from.
- Discuss the concept of walking wisely by avoiding temptation. We can’t put ourselves in places or situations that are unwise.
- Share that we have to take what the Word of God says about walking with wisdom seriously. The world can be a dangerous place, and if we are not walking in God’s wisdom, we are asking for trouble.
Read: Ephesians 5:15-17
Ephesians is a book that can help us learn how to walk wisely in this world.
Throughout this book, Paul writes about what we need to make wise decisions.
Paul challenges the Christians in Ephesus to live differently than the world does in light of the work Christ has done it their lives.
The principle here is illustrated in Jesus’ parable about building a house on a foundation of rock instead of sand.
Tell your students that Paul means it when he says, “Do not be foolish.”
Thought 1: Do not be foolish.
- Walking foolishly means constantly surrounding yourself with things that are not of God.
- Satan does not want God’s children to experience abundant lives. Satan’s goal is destroy our lives, but he disguises his destruction to make it look attractive to us.
- It’s easier to be foolish than to be wise
Thought 2: Walking as wise people.
- It is important for us to be careful in our own walks.
- We can’t walk in God’s will and pursue foolishness at the same time.
- Wisdom is something we need to ask God for daily.