Bro's the things this world has to offer are things that will certainly please the flesh for a moment, but are extremely dangerous to our walk with the Lord and to ourselves. God calls us to walk as children of the light and also calls us to be holy because He is holy. This is no easy task for us, but He has not left us alone. We have the power of the Holy Spirit, AMEN! Paul describes our former life before Christ as meandering according to the course of this world. God put us on the earth that we might come to know Him and come into a special
relationship with Him. How foolish is it to spend our lives in other pursuits and only pursue a relationship with Him when We are on our death bed.
WALK CIRCUMSPECTLY, THE GREEK WORD IS AKRIBOOS. "Having had a perfect understanding." (Since I have carefully examined) Acts 18:25 declares that Apollos spoke and taught diligently about Jesus. Another translation declares he taught about Jesus accurately. “This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.” Acts 18:25 NKJV. Akriboos- circumspectly, walk diligently, perfectly, carefully and accurately. All of these words help us to understand the word circumspectly. To walk circumspectly is to be wise and not a fool.
Bro's since we are children of God shouldn't we then seek a deeper relationship with him? Only a foolish man would waste time and not redeem a deeper relationship with God. Having a deeper relationship will give us more understanding on how we are to live. By reading His word, spending time in prayer and simply asking. If we lack wisdom according to the book of James we just simply need to ask and He will give us wisdom. Bro's I don't know about you, but I don't always make the right decisions and I certainly need wisdom, Gods wisdom!
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5 NKJV “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1Peter 5:8 NKJV
"An enemy that wants to devour."
This reminds me of an old crow that once lived in a neighborhood I used to live in, my children named him broken wing. Why? Because somehow he had a broken wing from an attack of some sort. But there he was every morning with all the other crows walking across all the lawns looking for food. I would get up in the morning to get ready for work and take just a moment to watch as he maneuvered himself very carefully. You see there was an old neighborhood cat that desperately tried to catch him, every morning as broken wing would be on the hunt for food. He also walked carefully, accurately and diligently knowing there was an enemy that wanted him. Even though broken wing couldn't fly he devised a way to get away. As the cat got closer to him, he would use his claws and beak to climb up the trees. Quickly to the top he climbed and spread his wing as much as he could and was able to sail across to safety. He walked circumspectly. Bro's remember we have an enemy that wants to see us fall so he can devour us. We need to be aware at all times and use the full armor of God that we read about in Ephesians 6:14-18.
Also know that God is on our side and if he is for us, watch out devil! Romans 8:31. “Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:14-18 NKJV
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 NKJV "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 NKJV. So bro's remember before Jesus says verse 33 He tells of how we should not worry about the things of this earth or food or clothing or any problem or anything at all! Because if we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness... He has our back and will take are care of all our needs! 1Peter 5:7- Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Remember His love never fails!