Monday, January 23, 2017

Colossians 4:5-6 (KJV) Seasoned Speech

Colossians 4:5-6 (KJV)
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
The context of seasoned speech lies in relationship with those who are not believers, without the family of God, if you will. The Bible instructs us, in these relationships, to:
  • Walk in wisdom, 
  • Redeem the time, and 
  • Speak with grace 
so that we know how to answer every man.
We ought to want to reach those who are not believers and lead them to believe. Faith is passed on. One believer gives their faith to another so they may believe. The process can be painstaking.
There are two principles that this passage teaches us to apply to our answers to every man:
First, our answers ought to be wiseIn this case that means prepared in the sense of being studied and well thought out from the Scriptures. Too often our words come from a knee-jerk, preconceived position that can’t be defended biblically.
Second, our answers ought to be graciousRomans 14 reminds us that every one of us will stand alone before God. Every one must have their own convictions. No one has the right to force their convictions upon another, and all of us must be careful to not let our personal convictions become a stumbling block for others.

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Colossians 4:5-6 (KJV) Seasoned Speech

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