September 13 – Being Salt

“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.  Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”  Colossians 4:5-6  (ESV)

The “outsiders” mentioned in today’s passage are the people who have chosen to not believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  All have the opportunity and all who seek will find but not all choose to seek. They do not enter into the family of God through a new spiritual birth into Jesus Christ’s work of salvation.  Yet we are called to be careful how we live and speak in respect to non-believers (outsiders).  God still calls them to come by the only way, Jesus Christ.  What are we ready to say when answering questions about our faith? Does it turn others off or, does our speech, draw outsiders to know more.  We are called to be gracious while also potent with truth of God. As salt makes some things taste better, our behavior around outsiders should make our life and faith more appealing if possible. If someone stumbles over what we say, may it be stumbling over our gracious offer of Jesus Christ.  Let’s consider today, how our testimony is made positive or not by what we say when we’re anonymous as we are on social media.  God always knows so let’s say everything for Him to hear.