Be wise (chapter 5)

Paul said that they should be careful about how they live.  They should be wise, making the most of their time.  They were not to be foolish.  They should understand the will of God.  They should not get drunk with wine, but be filled with the Holy Spirit.  They should sing psalms and hymns, giving thanks to God in the name of Jesus Christ.

Have hope (Prov 23:17-23:19)

“Do not let your heart envy sinners.

But always continue in the fear of Yahweh.

Surely there is a future.

Your hope will not be cut off.

Hear!

My child!

Be wise!

Direct your mind in the way.”

Do not be envious of sinners. You should continue with your fear of Yahweh all the time. There will be a future, so always have hope. Hear and be wise. Keep your mind on the right way, the straight path.