“But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation” (5:8). Being “children of the day,” destined for salvation, means that we live by faith and love rather than fear and selfishness. We are called to holy lives, abstaining from sexual immorality (4:1-8) treating others with “brotherly love” in imitation of Christ. Rather than fearing death, we live in the sure hope of the resurrection (4:13-18).
“For you are all children of the light, children of the day” (5:5). With hearts full of confidence in the love and mercy of our Savior, we eagerly wait for His return (5:9).