Set your minds on the things of God! We have died and our lives are hidden in Christ. So put away all forms of sin – that’s old self not new self. It’s about living in the good of what Christ has done for us! The old is gone, new has come (2 Cor 5:17) so live like it!
Let the peace of Christ dwell in you richly – if you are troubled, meditate on Jesus and allow His peace to fill you as you still your mind towards Him – sometimes that takes a bit of time and quiet!
Then whatever you do, do it for the Lord not man.
v5 Our purpose of the needs diving down into our hearts to dig out – What has God wired us to do? A “man of understanding” will draw it out. Please God increase our ability to do that!
God is our shield! Cry out to God, he answers.
v5 promise to the insomniacs – “I lay down and slept; I woke again for the Lord sustained me”
God puts more joy in our heart than in than when grain and wine abounds – he satisfies our souls more than earthly desire.
Poor can offer his turtledoves and pigeons – Jesus pick out the dove sellers especially when he clears the Temple – they were exploiting the poor.