Are you walking in foolishness or wisdom? Are your steps firmly planted in truth or the lies of this world? Throughout the centuries, this has been the age-old question the Bible asks of its readers. From Genesis to Revelation, the undercurrent question is this: “Are you walking through life lost in foolishness and following the lies of the evil one, or, are you walking through life in wisdom and following the truth of God?”
Biblically and spiritually speaking, there are really only two kinds of people in the world. Those who know the truth of God’s Word and follow Christ. Or, those who are blinded by darkness, don’t know the truth of God’s Word and don’t follow Christ. Sadly, most people today, as has been the case throughout all generations, are like walking dead people following the course of this world (Ephesians 2:1-2). In the Bible, the term “walk” or “walking” refers to living. How a person lives his or her life.
Walking in Lies
“So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the pagans also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart.” Ephesians 4:17-18
Paul, in this powerful passage of Ephesians, describes unbelievers (pagans) as those walking in darkness and the futility of their mind. They are walking in lies, foolishness, and deceit, not knowing, understanding, and following the ways of Jesus Christ. Unbelievers are walking according to the old nature (the natural man), corrupted by sin.
Walking in Truth
Then, Paul describes the new nature (the spiritual man), who follows Jesus Christ and His truth.
“Lay aside the old nature, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new nature, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.” Ephesians 4:22-24
Paul continues to say in Ephesians that Christians who know the truth of God follow Christ and walk in love. “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us.” Ephesians 5:1-2
The truth is this: When we come to know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, born again into the family of God, we are then able to walk (live) in the truth, wisdom, and love of God. Are you walking in truth?
May God bless you with His grace, love and truth!