1. The way we speak (4:1-6). Divisions and reconciliations come through the tongue. Is it not a pleasure to be around one who has a tongue that seeks to help and not disparage? Surely it is, and the Holy Spirit admonishes us to be sure that our words glorify God as we redeem the time. This takes into account not just the words, but the disposition of the one that spoke those words.
2. Various ones (4:7-18). If you were to list all the people who had a profound influence in your life, how long would that list be? Whatever the length, it would be good to reflect on them and thank the Lord for their presence in your life.