Tuesday, August 28
The Daily5 is a simple guide for daily time with God. Five activities for five minutes each. Start with the short devotional below, then pick four more activities from the listed options. It's ok if you can only do three or four activities! Commit each day to complete at least one of the five.
15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise— 16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil. 17 So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless living, but be filled by the Spirit: 19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of Christ.
In this section, Paul is talking about what a wise individual looks like. We once again see the word “walk” to describe our lives. First, a wise believer makes the best of their time. We need to make sure our schedule reflects what is most important in our lives. Second, a wise believer seeks to discern God’s will. We must read God’s word and allow it to effect our decisions. Lastly, a wise believer is filled. Paul uses a comparison of wine and the Spirit. Under the influence of both, people do what they would normally not do. Paul is encouraging the same “filled” as mentioned in chapter 3. Allow the Spirit to fill you and make you do things you would normally not do. Notably: speak to others in hymns, give thanks, and submit to one another. This shows an individual walking in wisdom.
Lord, help me make the most of my time. May I discern your will by studying your word. Fill me with your spirit. May it impact every thing that I do today. Help me be wise. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.
Think of your schedule on a daily basis. It can tell a lot about a person. What do you value? What are you spending the most time on? Are you spending any in God’s word seeking his will? How do you interact with others? Spirit-filled? Seek to walk wisely today.
Pick Four More Activities
- Listen and Worship.
- Pray a Psalm.
- Read a Book.
- Retell the Gospel to Yourself.
- Take Some Notes on Today's Devotional.
- Pray for Yourself, Your Family, Your Church, and the Lost.
- Memorize a Verse.
- List Five Things You're Thankful For.
- Encourage Somebody.