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Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:15-18 NIV


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Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:15-18 NIV

Key Points

  1. Vs. 15: Paul is saying out Loud: Live Your Life on Purpose, not on whim ..As Wise With EYES WIDE OPEN
  2. Vs. 16: WHY? Days are evil
  3. Vs.17: Don’t be foolish
  4. Vs. 17: I want you to understand what God’s will for your life is.
  5. Vs. 18: Illustration of a Guardrail: Do not get drunk, that leads to debauchery
  6. Debauchery = “extreme indulgence that results in a loss of control.
  7. Vs.18: Instead, Be filled with the spirit


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