Friday, June 12, 2015

Let Your Conversation be Seasoned and ALWAYS full of Grace!

God's word tells us to “season” our words with salt, so they are always full of grace. Our words have power. Consider Colossians 4:6, "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." (NIV) We need to commit to be a people whose conversation has an "echo" which results in their lives and will "shape" them with the grace God so richly lavishes on us!

So, what does "salty" words look and sound like? Consider the following . . . 
  • They, "preserve"; keep food from going bad. 
  • They should, "season"; give "flavor" to all who hear them.
The words we say should never harm; both the casual, careless word and the intentional word should preserve. Our words should never cause shame or discount what others do. Our words need to be full of grace and seek to add "flavor" to the lives of others as they encourage, equip, and leave those who hear them feeling better. 

Yes, there are times when our words need to be used to correct, instruct and teach, but those words still need to be seasoned with grace.
Remember, the verse quoted above said to let our conversation be ALWAYS full of grace! As we serve, let’s guard against intentional words which are lacking in grace and strive to choose words which are saturated with grace!

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