Sunday, December 6, 2020

How to Not Ruin Your Life (Ephesians Series)

How to Not Ruin Your Life
How to Not Ruin Your Life
 

We are still in our Ephesians series at my church.  Today's message gives advice about how to not ruin your life.  Our scripture passage for today is Ephesians 5:15-21  The following are my Bible study notes based on my pastor's sermon.  You are invited to watch, listen, and worship with us here. 

 
 
First, let's read Ephesians 5:15-21.
So then, be careful how you walk, not as unwise people but as wise, 16 making the most of your 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, in which there is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your hearts to the Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to our God and Father; 21 and subject yourselves to one another in the fear of Christ. - Ephesians 5:15-21
Walk carefully because you will influence those who walk behind you.
 

How to Not Ruin Your Life

 

1.  Don't be a fool.  

Fools are full of pride, but wise people are humble.  
 
When pride comes, then comes dishonor; but with the humble there is wisdom. - Proverbs 11:2

2.  Choose friends wisely.

Fools are influenced by other fools, but wise people choose friends wisely.
One who walks with wise people will be wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm. - Proverbs 13:20
Proverbs 13:20
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3.  Don't be lazy.  

Wise people work hard.  
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. - Proverbs 21:5

4.  Don't deny the existence of God.  

Are you being a fool?
 
Redeem your time.
As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, eighty years,
Yet their pride is only trouble and tragedy;
For it quickly passes, and we disappear.
11 Who understands the power of Your anger
And Your fury, according to the fear that is due You?
12 So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom. - Psalm 90:10-12
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