Living of believers is holy. Put away activities of the old man. Things like “Fornication” refer to physical and spiritual fornication. “Uncleanness” includes thoughts, words, looks, and gestures. “Inordinate affection” is passion lust. “Evil concupiscence” is evil desire. “Covetousness” is must-have-more-ness. God will judge sinners for these sins, and God must judge believers for committing them. This is the condition of believers before they were saved. “Put off the old man” — the old man is not to control the life of the believer. The old man is to be put off, taken off as a garment. “Put on the new man instead. Putting off is not enough; we must live in the new man by the power of the Holy Spirit. Christ is all in all. He is a catalyst that brings together individuals and groups who are separate and makes them one in Christ. As he labeled the things of the old man that were to be put off, here he labels the specifics that go with the wardrobe of the new man. “Tender mercies” may be translated a heart of compassion. These all are the fruit of the Holy Spirit This is the basis on which the believer is to forgive, rather than the legal basis given in the so-called Lord’s Prayer. Put on “Love” and “peace” which are both fruits of the Holy Spirit. Let “The word of Christ” dwell in you. Do everything in the name of Jesus. Relationships within the family described. Christian service is that which is done to please Christ rather than men. For this he will receive a reward. If the believer attempts to please men, there is no reward. Both masters and servants must give an account to the Master in heaven. Persevere in prayer. Like breathing, inhale (prayer), and exhale (thanksgiving). Pray for the preaching of the gospel. “Walk in wisdom” The public walk is another important factor. “Speech” We should not be boring, but enthusiastic!