Colossians 4:6, Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
I hear too many people say that Christians are dry, boring and lifeless. Sadly, I also hear that about a lot of churches. It is true that legalism, which makes Christianity little more than a bunch of do’s and don’ts, only fosters that dry, boring and lifeless perception of the church and many Christians. However, biblical Christianity is anything but dry, boring and lifeless. In Colossians 4:6, Paul says, “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” Those three Greek words for speech, gracious and salt were used in the 1st century literature to refer to speech that was gracious, attractive, witty and winsome. In other words, the Apostle Paul wants our conversations as Christians, to capture the excitement of the Gospel.
When we talk about church and Christ we should do so with some flare, or as Paul said, give it some salt. As you head into the weekend, put a smile on your face, some salt in your speech and have a blast in Jesus name. Others will take notice.
Think about it, and have a blessed weekend!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D