Wise People Walk Circumspectly — A Commentary on Ephesians 5:15

The Lord Is My Shepherd
3 min readFeb 15, 2021


See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise.

Ephesians 5:15

Thoughts on Today’s Verse

The verse tells us the different principles of the fool and the wise to do things. When facing things, wise people are cautious and prudent, for fear of offending God or hurting God; instead, the fool are casual and careless in everything, doing whatever they please and giving no consideration to God’s will. So, how can wise people be cautious and prudent in doing things? I saw a passage of words in a spiritual book, “Therefore, I still want to emphasize this once more: You should be cautious and prudent toward everything that comes from God. Don’t speak carelessly, and don’t be careless in your actions. Before you say anything, you should think: Would doing this anger God? Is doing this fearing God? Even for simple matters, you should still really try to figure these questions out, really consider them. If you can truly practice according to these principles everywhere, in all things, and all of the time, especially with regard to the matters you don’t understand, then God will always guide you, and will always give you a path to follow.” From these words, we can see that regardless of whether it is big or small, or whether it conforms to our imaginations, everything we encounter every day is orchestrated and arranged by God. If we have a heart of fear of God, are cautious and prudent toward everything that comes from God, and pray and seek what God’s will is and how to fulfill the desire of God when encountering things, God will guide and enlighten us, allow us to understand His will, give us the way of practice and protect us from offending God’s disposition. This is wise people who have a heart of fear of God. On the contrary, when we encounter the things that are not in line with our imaginations, if we don’t have a heart of fearing God, we will follow our own wishes to blindly judge and condemn God and thus offend Him and be abandoned by Him. Just like the Pharisees, when the Lord Jesus became incarnated to do the work of redemption, they didn’t seek or investigate the Lord’s work and words with a heart of fearing God. Seeing that the work and words of the Lord Jesus didn’t conform to their imaginations, they wantonly condemned and resisted God, and made up rumors and fallacies to deceive the Jewish and to block them from following the Lord Jesus. In the end, they even colluded with the Roman government to crucify the Lord Jesus, committing a grave sin. Such people are very ignorant and stupid. Now has been the late period of the last days and the days when the Lord returns. How should we welcome the Lord’s return? Will we cautiously treat the Lord’s return and humbly seek and examine like wise people or wantonly condemn and resist Him like the Pharisees? This question is related to our outcome and destination.

From: Grow in Christ

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