Foolishness is the Self Destruction of a Loving Union (19 of 24) by Wayne Hinson
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Chapter Five - God's Counseling of a Loving Union..... The Bride
Series: That Glorious Union....Ephesians
Ephesians 5: 15 thru 17
Intro: The precepts, patterns and principles of the Christian walk is one of the most well defined subjects in all of the New Testament. For us to walk foolishly, is to declare that God has not directed us with specific instructions on how to perform this walk. The entirety of chapter five is dealing very plainly with the Christian walk. In chapter two, verse two, Paul talked much about how we used to walk when we were not Christians. We used to walk according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. This is the walk of the lost. The origin of that walk was sin. In chapter two verse 10, we are told that we were recreated in Christ, as God's handiwork. Created for good works that God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. So now we are walking according to a different origin. In chapter four verse one, Paul implores us to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which we have been called. In chapter five verse 2, we are to walk in love, just as Christ loved us. These Jesus shoes are hard shoes to walk in, but these are exactly the ones that we are instructed to walk in. It just seems to reason, that when we look for an example and instructions of how to walk as a child of God, we should look to the Biblical definition. Otherwise, we are walking according to our own principals and opinions. An Old Testament verse applies here, "and every man did that which was right in his own eyes". The problem is that our only opinion will be an opinion that comes from our depraved nature and will be an opinion from darkness.
I. THE FOOLISHNESS OF NOT MAINTAINING HIS WILL
A) Godly wisdom defined
Webster's dictionary defines "wisdom", in a general ...
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