When we choose God's way, He grants us wisdom. His word, the Bible, leads us to live rightly, have right relationships, and make right decisions.
To relate to people, we need consistency, tact, and discipline to use the wisdom God gives us. If we don't treat others according to the wisdom God gives, our relationships will suffer.
What we say shows our real attitude toward others. How we talk reveals what we're really like. Our speech is a test of how wise we have become.
To be wise in our speech we need to use self-control. Our words should be honest and well-chosen.
Because God evaluates how we live, we should work purposefully. We must never be lax or self-satisfied in using our skills.
A successful relationship with God counts for eternity. Everything else is perishable. All our resources, time, and talents come from God. We should strive to use them wisely.