“… but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.”
If a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.
Very metaphorical to what the enemy and the pleasures of this World can do to many of us (children of God). The devil is very deceptive and often comes in the form of subtle wrongs, which can be sidelined, “it’s okay”. We, get so worn out by the rush of this world, it’s pressures and negativity will look for some satisfaction. It’s in such a time the enemy introduces us to small compromises and we tend to adjust our spiritual temperature not realizing death is quiet near to our souls.
We need Wisdom that comes from the indwelling of His Word to clearly know when to jump out of such situations. When we are so aware of the goodness of God we will be boldly innocent to resist every evil and deception.