Chapter Five, Lesson Three
THE SPIRIT FILLED LIFE - Part 3 Page
The Spirit Filled Life
V.15 ** Why does Paul draw a connection between our opening verse
for today and the passage that we studied last week?
Because we are "children of light" and the world around us
is lost in "darkness", we must be careful how we walk! But
it goes even further back, if we are going to be "imitators of
God" we are going to have to be careful.
** What does the word "careful" bring to mind when applied
to our daily walk with the Lord?
The phrase "be careful" is derived from two words in the
Greek - blepho (to look at) and akribos (with exactness). Paul is calling
for us to look at our daily walk with the Lord with an attitude of exacting
caution, to be on guard or beware of the influences around us.
All see - 1Corinthians 3:10-14
** Back in Ephesians 5:15 - to what are we applying all of this exacting
Our daily "walk", remember this is speaking of our conduct
and should be viewed in moment by moment bytes! This requires a serious
effort on our part, so that we might build upon the foundation of our
faith with a daily conduct which brings glory to God among His angels
as they observe our life. (Luke 15:7 and 1Peter 1:12)
Hopefully that is a sobering thought! This is the first characteristic
of living "The Spirit Filled Life", we are careful about
how we walk.
** What contrast does Paul choose to use to illustrate the nature of
our walk and to also give us the second characteristic of living "The
Spirit Filled Life?
It is to be: "not as unwise"
Psalm 14:1 "there is no God"
Proverbs 1:7 "despise wisdom and instruction"
Proverbs 14:9 "mock sin"
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