Paul’s admonition is usually seen in negative terms—where we shouldn’t walk. In reality, the emphasis is to be aware of where we should walk.
God is eternal and omniscient; and, unlike man sees all of history like a colossal appointment calendar. Transcending the time space continuum, God has planned every date of history and knows what He has purposed for each nanosecond.
With centuries of visual depictions from which to draw, our imaginations are quick to conjure a romantic picture of the place where God entered time and space.