Christians cannot walk in humility, unity, separation, light, love and wisdom apart from the energizing of the Holy Spirit. To walk without the Spirit is to walk unwisely and foolishly. we can “be imitators of God, as beloved children” (Ephesians 5:1) only as we are filled by the spirit In Ephesians 5:18-21, Paul presents the contrast of the way of the flesh with the way of the Spirit. He begins by talking about the way of the flesh, which is characterized by the pagan religion out of which may of the Ephesian believers had come, a religion that centered around drunken, immoral orgies of supposed ecstasy, in which a person tried to progressively elevate themselves into communion with the gods. In Verses 18b-21 the godly walk of God’s children that expresses itself in the Spirit-controlled life and worship of beauty and holiness. He first gives the central command of the epistle and follows it with an outline of the consequences of obedience to that command. The Holy Spirit is our divine pledge and security that Jesus’ promises are fulfilled. Being filled with the Spirit, means that we are able to put the principles and practices of the Word of God in place in our lives. The better we know and understand the Word of God the easier we can submit ourselves to the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Study the word and you will learn to be under the control of the Holy Spirit.