Colossians 4:5 “Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.”
In the season of Epiphany we remember that Jesus is the light of the world. And the light once said “Work while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.” We often hear people encourage us to “seize the day” to live life while you can. Paul encourages us to “redeem” or “make the best use of” the time. And by that he means ‘Walk in wisdom towards outsiders.” That would be the wisdom we heard of in the sermon from 1 Cor. 1:18-31 yesterday – the Wisdom of the Cross. It is foolishness to those perishing but the power of God to those who believe. It is that which redeems us. And it is that which can redeem those who are outside the Church of Christ. It is that which can bring them in. Live then in wisdom towards them. Looking for opportunities to redeem the time by telling others how Christ has redeemed the world!