Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
“But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law…to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul.” – Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. – Avoid every kind of evil.
The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they became drowsy and fell asleep. At midnight the cry rang out: “Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!” Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.”
My brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall – It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes.
Ephesians 5:15-16 – Joshua 22:5 – Colossians 4:5-6 – 1 Thessalonians 5:22 – Matthew 25:5-6 – Matthew 25:13 – 2 Peter 1:10 – Luke 12:37 (NIV)