We’ve been visiting a church in Bellflower the past couple weeks and finally made it to the evening service last night, too. I especially loved the time of sharing and corporate prayer.
The pastor gave a short exposition of Ephesians 5:15-21, and he made a particular comment about the surrounding context that I want to remember. Not verbatim but the general idea —
“Ephesians 5:15 says look carefully then how you walk. And in the passages following, it tells you how to walk in your home. With husbands and wives, children, slaves. Why do you think the focus is on the home? Because we tend to walk the most carelessly there.”
Just because home is a place I can take off my makeup, street clothes, and formal manners doesn’t mean it’s a place where my heart can put its hair down, too. The fight with my flesh and the careful walking of my heart (near to God) does not take a break as soon as I walk through my front door.
Fight, by God’s grace. Be careful how I walk — only, only by God’s grace.