Today let us meditate upon the walks of Ephesians.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).
If you are a Christian, then God has created you in Christ Jesus for good works. We are a new creation! We were dead in sins, saved by the grace of God and cleansed by His blood. Through Christ we were raised up to sit in heavenly places, and now we have a God-given purpose. God wants us to walk a new walk…His walk. But just like we are taught to walk by our parents, we are being taught by God to walk in His works. He planned and designed these works from eternity for us.
The Walks of Ephesians
Read or listen to Ephesians 4-5. Meditate today on the walk of the Christian man.
Walk worthy (Ephesians 4:1-16). When we weigh in our hearts everything that God has done for us in Christ (see Ephesians 1-3), it should stir us up to give every last ounce of energy to this walk. Take note that Paul wrote this letter as a “prisoner of the Lord.” He gave every fiber of his being to Jesus. So should we.
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.
Don’t walk like the world anymore (Ephesians 4:17-32). Paul makes a clear contrast in the book of Ephesians between our former life and our new life. There should be a distinct difference.
This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,
Walk in love (Ephesians 5:1-7). As Christ also has loved us. That is our pattern, model and example for love. Follow those footprints.
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
Walk as children of light (Ephesians 5:8-14). God spoke to our hearts and said, “Let there be light” (2 Cor. 4:6). Jesus said we are the “light of the world” (Matthew 5:16). Others around us who are still walking in darkness must see this light (Philippians 2:15). When we walk as children of light, we expose the darkness for what it is (Eph. 5:11).
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
Walk circumspectly (Ephesians 5:15-21). Circumspectly means literally to look all around you. Be careful, watchful and vigilant. We are fighting a war against Satan and the hosts of darkness (Ephesians 6:12). This is not a time to have our heads in the sand, is it?
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise.