24  P E T E C H A R E T T E What follows is Paul’s explanation of what it means to reveal God’s wisdom. To reveal God’s wisdom is to walk in a manner worthy of our calling (v. 1), to be humble, gentle, patient, and loving (vv. 2–3), and to be unified (v. 3). In giving gifts to the Church to aid her accomplishment of 3:9–11, He gave us pas- tors and teachers to equip us, mature us, and strengthen us (vv. 12–16). To reveal God’s wisdom is to put off the old life and put on the new (vv. 17–24). What that looks like lived out in the life of a believer is what Paul describes in the rest of his letter. We see commands that govern our day-to-day walk (5:1–21), as well as instruction as to how to live out our household relationships (5:22–6:9). Flow of Thought Observation Number 6: A Christian life that reveals God’s wisdom is marked by a certain pattern of behavior. So, let’s put all of our Flow of Thought observations together and see what conclusions we can reach: ● Flow of Thought Observation Number 1: God saved us for a task. ● Flow of Thought Observation Number 2: God saved us to be examples of His grace and kindness. ● Flow of Thought Observation Number 3: Jews and Gentiles are saved together to form the Church. ● Flow of Thought Observation Number 4: The Church’s purpose is to make God’s wisdom known. ● Flow of Thought Observation Number 5: Prayer is an es- sential ingredient in accomplishing God’s purpose for the Church. ● Flow of Thought Observation Number 6: A Christian life that reveals God’s wisdom is marked by a certain pattern of behavior.