Main point summary
We are surrounded by evil influences. Therefore, be wise, look at your life and live according to the wisdom of God.
p Look carefully then how you walk,
Pay careful attention to way in which you live.
not as unwise
Do not live in the "wisdom" of the world
but as wise,
but in godly wisdom.
p making the best use of the time,
by being good stewards of the resources God has given you.
because q the days are evil.
Look at your life because we are surrounded by evil influence.
Therefore do not be foolish,
Therefore , don't be foolish,
but understand what r the will of the Lord is.
but rather, find wisdom by knowing the Lord's will.
And s do not get drunk with wine,
That is : don't give yourself to the control of wine through drunkenness
for that is t debauchery,
because that leads to unrestraint for fleshly desires.
but u be filled with the Spirit,
Rather , give yourself to thee filling of the Holy Spirit
addressing one another in v psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
by speaking to one another the truths of scripture in praises to our God
singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
and by singing and making music that praises God from a heart of worship
w giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father x in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and by thanking God in Christ continually for all that he has done
y submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
and by submitting to the authorities God has placed over you out of honor and respect for Christ.