Sunday, October 2, 2011

Seasoned with Grace

"Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person."
Colossians 4:6

Just as salt enhances the flavor of food, so grace enhances the flavor of our speech. Jesus spoke with such love and kindness that those who heard Him marveled at His speech and looked upon Him with favor (Luke 4:22). If we want to have a positive impact on people, then we need to be concerned with how we speak to them. Christians should be so sensitive to the needs, hurts, and disappointments of others that our words are filled only with kindness. When we find it necessary to be firm, there should be no harsh tone in our voices. The Holy Spirit lives within us. The more we yield to His control, the more our speech will be like Christ's. Seasoned with grace. 

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