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Ephesians 5:6-20, Evil Days

Key Verse

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
— Ephesians 5:15,16

RCL Daily Devotion for Tuesday, July 2, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

I’ve often wondered what the author of Ephesians was referring to when we read the phrase “evil days.”

It seems that any generation can find evidence that their generation is the “most” evil out of any of them. In contrast, some would state that only certain periods were the “good old days
while presently we suffer the most evil of days.

I’ve often heard some old timers say that America used to be great and we’re not anymore. It’s strange how these same people seem to forget that Jim Crow laws and racism were rampant, as was misogynist thinking, lack of vaccinations, etc. etc.

The fact of the matter is the world always has the capacity to be evil, to DO evil.

But, at the same time, people often have an irrepressable potential to be good, to grow beyond themselves and make a difference. It is this place where I believe God resides and works in all people.

Dear God, these days may be evil, but you have the might and compassion to create goodness. So shape and form my life to be a tool for your goodness to come. Amen.

Finish devotion with short prayer written in the first person or a thoughtful question for your readers.


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