Walk denotes activity; more than that, it denotes continuous activity. In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, the figurative use of walking for living or carrying on our life, is employed seven times. How very important and impressive is the lesson.
Walking in disobedience: “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” (2:1-2).
Walking worthily: “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (4:1-3).
Walking in vanity: “This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind” (4:17).
Walking in love: “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour” (5:2).
Walking as children of light: “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light” (5:8).
Walking in wisdom: “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (5:15-16).