Even though the New Testament was written 2000+ years ago, these words of Advice are written in CLEAR and CONCISE terms that are just as APPROPRIATE today, as they were then. The WISDOM reflected, here, is appropriate for our day-to-day lives; incidental as to rather it is at WORK, FAMILY, PLAY, SOCIAL, or SPIRITUAL.
Ephesians 4: 25-32 – DO NOT GRIEVE the SPIRIT: Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. “Be angry, and do not sin” do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Let him who stole, steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 5:1-5 – WALK in LOVE: Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ….Blessings…cjlb…2/25/15