Above all, be loving.This ties everything together perfectly.
Also, let Christ's peace control you. God has called you into this peace by bringing you into one body. Be thankful.
Let Christ's word with all its wisdom and richness live in you. Use psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to teach and instruct yourselves about [God's] kindness. Sing to God in your hearts.
Everything you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Wives, place yourselves under your husbands' authority. This is appropriate behavior for the Lord's people.
Husbands, love your wives, and don't be harsh with them.
Children, always obey your parents. This is pleasing to the Lord.
Fathers, don't make your children resentful, or they will become discouraged.
Slaves, always obey your earthly masters. Don't obey them only while you're being watched, as if you merely wanted to please people. Be sincere in your motives out of respect for your real master.
Whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly as though you were working for your real master and not merely for humans.
You know that your real master will give you an inheritance as your reward. It is Christ, your real master, whom you are serving.