“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” – Colossians 4:6
The past day we reflected about the verse to always rejoice. No matter what happens or whatever circumstances we are in, we are still called to rejoice. We should always rejoice and be joyful in this because we are saved, loved, forgiven and pardoned from all of our sins. Rejoicing should come from our repentant and grateful hearts for all the things God did for us. In connection with this, our verse today is almost the same but an application.
As Christians, we should also live our lives holy and pleasing to the eyes of God. In doing so, one thing we must observe is to let our conversations be always full of grace and seasoned with salt. At first read, it is such a difficult passage to understand. We don’t see the relevance of seasoning our conversation with salt. However, we have to really understand that as Christians, our conversations’ characteristics should be full of grace and flavorful to the eyes of the Lord and even to the ears of the people around us.
We must remember that we are not just merely believers of the Lord Jesus Christ but we are also His witnesses. Once we become a Christian, our lives should evidently show our transformation from light to darkness. Thus, because we are transformed into the light of God, our lives should be different from our lives before. So, once we are different from before, we are called to be good witnesses of the Gospel and one step of that is to always make sure that our conversations are full of grace and be seasoned with salt— seasoned with goodness, mercy, love, forgiveness, gentleness, kindness and etc.
For many times, we Christians always forget to speak gently and with love. Thus, there are many people who claim that they were attacked by many Christians, attacked with their words and with how they judge people. Well, it is right for us to defend the Gospel and for us to stand on our ground, but God did not want us to judge everybody harshly, but we should be full of grace like God and gentle. We must never forget that God was also full of grace in our lives, we are called to be gracious to the people and let God transform them and our main role is just to bring them to the Savior.
Therefore, in this verse we realize two things, first is that we should be people with conversations full of grace and season with salt. Second, we must be able to defend the Gospel, our knowledge should not just be in our heads but also should be seen as an application in our lives. Now, we must always remember that we have to be always gentle and loving. We have Jesus Christ to see as an example that even if He is God, He remained loving, gracious and His conversations were full of grace and seasoned with salt. Let us remember that we are the light of the world, a city on the hill and we are the salt so let us season our conversation with salt that it can be used by other people to taste the goodness of God.
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