“Walk in wisdom towards outsiders, making the best use of the time.” Colossians 4:5
How we treat those on the “outside” says so much about us. Whether you are into comic books, or hunting, or exspensive coffee; there are always the insiders and the outsiders. And we are always tempted to look down our nose at those who don’t “know what we know” or “like what we like”.
Paul says here that there is a very specific way that we as Christians are to treat non-Christians.
How? With wisdom.
What is wisdom? We’ll simply put, it is knowledge LIVED.
It is when we turn the theoretical into the experiential. Something real!
So this is our simple charge; to live what we believe towards everyone we meet.
Honoring the outsider. Loving the outsider. Serving the outsider. Truly caring about the outsider.
This is a profound way of living. A way of living that is only possible through Christ in us the hope of Glory.
Are you walking in wisdom towards this outsiders?
Let’s ask the Holy Spirit for help! For as we’re reminded at the end of this verse, our time here is precious.