Have nothing to do with the worthless things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light
(It is really too shameful even to talk about the things they do in secret.)
And when all things are brought out to the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed;
for anything that is clearly revealed becomes light. That is why it is said, "Wake up, sleeper, and rise from death, and Christ will shine on you."
So be careful how you live. Don't live like ignorant people, but like wise people.
Make good use of every opportunity you have, because these are evil days. 1
Don't be fools, then, but try to find out what the Lord wants you to do.
Do not get drunk with wine, which will only ruin you; instead, be filled with the Spirit.
Speak to one another with the words of psalms, hymns, and sacred songs; sing hymns and psalms to the Lord with praise in your hearts. 2
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, always give thanks for everything to God the Father.
Submit yourselves to one another because of your reverence for Christ.