Have you heard of the phrase ‘Carpe Diem, seize the day’? It has sometimes been used in movies, encouraging someone to take hold of an opportunity, without thought of what might come next. It is a statement of excitement and adrenaline, aimed to bring moments of heroism and victory. But in this passage, we see a different expression of how we might live.
In verse 16, Paul speaks about “making the most of every opportunity.” To live in faith is not to fixate on one or two moments of heroism, but to live for Jesus and walk in His light at every opportunity. Paul exhorts us to live wisely and to walk in the way of love whenever the opportunity arises.
Lord, I admit that I do not take every opportunity to share Your gospel and show Your love to those around me. Thank you for showing me the way of love, and how to live with wisdom. Help me to share Your love with those around me. Help me to walk in thankfulness and humility, acknowledging all that You do in my life. Amen.