Be Wise 

15-16  Watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!

-Ephesians 5:15-16


14 Mean-spirited ambition isn’t wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn’t wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn’t wisdom.

James 3:14


13-14  And now I have a word for you who brashly announce, “Today—at the latest tomorrow—we’re off to such and such a city for the year. We’re going to start a business and make a lot of money.” You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. 

15  Instead, make it a habit to say, “If the Master wills it and we’re still alive, we’ll do this or that.”

16   As it is, you are full of your grandiose selves. All such vaunting self-importance is evil.

James 4:13-16


15-16 行事謹慎,運用頭腦。善用每一個機會。當今的世代很險惡!


14 心胸狹窄的野心不算智慧。自誇明智不算智慧。扭曲事實讓自己顯得聰明不算智慧。


13-14 有人輕率地說:「今天——最遲明天——我們要出發到某某城去,去那裡待上一年。我們要開始做生意,賺大錢。」我要對這樣的人說,你們根本不知道明天會發生什麼事。

15 你們不過像一層霧,太陽升起不久就消失了。倒不如習慣這樣說:「如果主願意,我們就可以活著,做這事,做那事。」

16 然而,你們竟然那麼驕傲自大;這樣的妄自尊大全是邪惡的。


The Message Version (MSG)

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