5 Be wise in the way you act toward those who are not believers, making good use of every opportunity you have. 6 Your speech should always be pleasant and interesting, and you should know how to give the right answer to everyone.Colossians 4:5-6 (GNB)
We need to live a life honoring God to give credence to our words. We need to be gracious and pleasant in our actions toward non-believers, using discernment and wisdom in what we do and say. Some versions of verse 6 say that your conversations should be full of grace and seasoned with salt.
5 Conduct yourself with wisdom in your interactions with outsiders (non-believers), make the most of each opportunity [treating it as something precious]. 6 Let your speech at all times be gracious and pleasant, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to answer each one [who questions you].Colossians 4:5-6 (AMP)
In early times salt was used as a preservative and a flavor enhancer; our conversation, likewise, should be palatable and acceptable to others. Christians should be ready and eager to give an answer for their hope and faith remembering to be consistent in our actions and considerate in our conduct, making the most of any opportunity to share the message of Jesus.
Do you make good use of the opportunities you have to be gracious and pleasant and share your faith?
Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, help us to be considerate in our conduct and gracious and pleasant in our actions. Teach us to make the most of every opportunity to share Your message. Guide us to walk in wisdom, speaking the right words and spreading Your truth. Like the Deutzia delicate bell-like flowers grace the yard in spring, let our speech be delicate and full of grace. In Jesus’ holy and loving name. Amen
4 thoughts on “Gracious and Pleasant: Colossians 4:5-6”
Hi Jeanne. Your post is the third one I read today, including my own, about being ready to share Christ with others. God is reminding us of the importance of spreading His love and light. Have a blessed week 🤗
Hi Dawn, I love it when devotionals tie together! I agree with you that God is reminding us to spread His Word, love, and light. Blessings! 💖🦋🌺
Your photography is beautiful and I loved this blog post. I have been praying for the last couple of years that my conversation is always seasoned with salt and then I only say what is encouraging for building others up. It’s been quite a journey. This post was a wonderful reminder. Thank you.
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Thanks, Terri! I have been praying to be kinder and loving to all, and; gracious, and compassionate in all situations. However, I am still a work in progress.
It’s good to hear from you! 🦋💐🌺