Seasoned with Salt
Colossians 4:6 says “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”
We are called to share the glory of God with the world around us. One way we do that is by sharing our faith one-on-one with other people. The Apostle Paul instructs us to watch our words because on the impact they have on others around us. Our speech should be gracious, that means we need show people kindness and patience even when they don’t deserve it. God continually shows us grace and when we’re honest with ourselves we know we don’t deserve it. Show grace to others especially to unbelievers.
Our words should not only be gracious but they should be seasoned with salt. When used in the right amounts, salt preserves, it heals, it adds flavor, and it creates thirst. Can these attributes be said of your speech? Does your conversation attract people, preserve goodness, heal and encourage, add fun and interest, draw people in for more?
We are also encouraged to be ready to answer each person when they ask us about our faith. Why do you believe? How do you know it’s true? How can you believe the Bible? have you thought though these questions and are you ready with an answer? You don’t have to know it all, but you should be ready to explain your faith and your own personal testimony of salvation.
Here are some good resources for learning more about apologetics (defending your faith).