Colossians 4:6 - Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you should answer everyone.
In this text we are reminded of what our speech is to be like when speaking to non believers and believers.
As the people of God, when we open our mouth we should be speaking words that are seasoned with the salt of God's grace. In other words there should be evidence of God's grace and His influence upon our hearts through the words that flows out of our mouth.
Yes, what we speak should not only be pleasant but they should also reflect who we are in God as the salt of the earth.
When we were unsaved and separated from God, we spoke what we want, when we want and how we want. Not so now that we have been born again by God's grace.
We are reminded of what our speech should not be according to James 3:9-10 My dear friends, with our tongues we speak both praises and curses. We praise our Lord and Father, and we curse people who were created to be like God, and this isn’t right.
As humans it is not in our nature to want to be gracious and kind but after we have been born again what and how we speak should be of great importance. God speaks of us as the salt of the earth who adds flavor tot he lives of those we encounter.
Matthew 5:13 - You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has lost its taste (purpose), how can it be made salty? It is no longer good for anything, but to be thrown out and walked on by people [when the walkways are wet and slippery.
We are the salt of the earth and our words should be seasoned with grace. They should have an impact on the person (s) to whom we spoke.
In these perilous times in which we live we need God's wisdom as we go out with the Gospel to evangelize to those that are lost. Indeed, our words must be seasoned with God's grace and divine wisdom.
People of God we must choose carefully the words we speak and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who ask.
Ponder this question today. Are my spoken words seasoned with the salt of God's Grace! HMMMM!