Seasoned with Salt

We should all be mindful of the importance not only of what we say but also the importance of how we say it.    One of my favorite Bible verses in that regard is Colossians 4:6.  Paul tells the church:

Colossians 4:6  Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.

That’s good advice for everyone.  We should all pay attention to the way we share our thoughts and our ideas with others.  At the time Paul was writing to the church, salt was very valuable.  It was used as a preservative and to add a pleasant flavor to the foods it accompanied.  In the same way, our words, our conversations should be seasoned with grace.  They should be useful, purposeful and not presented in an unpleasant way.  As important as that is for everyone, I believe it is especially important for Christians.  Certainly it does not mean that we cannot have our own thoughts, perspectives and opinions on matters in this world.  But it does mean that when we share our thoughts, perspectives and opinions with others, we should do so in a way that has been seasoned with grace; God’s grace.

About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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