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As I write today’s devotion, I thought about the times when I did some foolish things. I try every day to make sure that I do not repeat that behavior. God has called us to be wise. He does not want us to make foolish mistakes. Many of us are in trouble today because of the foolish mistakes that we made. Think about some of the problems you are dealing with now that are consequences of some decisions that you made previously. We cannot allow ourselves to become angry with God, especially if we created the problem ourselves because of our choices. In Ephesians 5:17, we find these words:

“Don’t act thoughtlessly but understand what the Lord wants you to do.”

The writer speaks about living by the Spirit’s power. He advises to make the most of every opportunity and not to act thoughtlessly, but to understand the will of the Lord. In verses 18 through 20, he says, “Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing songs, hymns, and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The writer makes clear the danger of acting foolish, but also cautions those who are wise to take every opportunity of each day to do what is right. When you get a chance, read this entire chapter. This advice still rings true for us today. None of us should allow wine to control our lives. Prayerfully, in our daily prayers, we will ask Him to guide us so that we will become wise and no longer find ourselves making foolish choices.