This word “circumspectly” is an old English term meaning “with awareness of one’s surroundings. ” It indicates to walk wisely, prudently, and with due regard for the dangers all around. Christians should walk as in the light, not stumbling about in darkness unaware of our duty to God and our example to other men.
And we pray:
Teach us, Lord, to walk in the light of Your Word and with due regard to our circumstances. Circumstances are not an excuse to compromise Your truths, we know, but they will affect how we apply those truths in a specific instance. Give us the wisdom to see what You would have us to do in each situation and the courage to do it. Amen.