Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
God’s grace in Jesus Christ changes everything! With sins forgiven and the Holy Spirit at work in us, God transforms and renews us day by day. His grace changes our lives. In fact, as God works in us continually, we show and tell the good news of full life in Christ in ways that we may not be aware of.
The apostle Paul told Christians, “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
Think of some of the Christians you appreciate. In what ways have they been wise in the way they speak and act, both with other Christians and with people who don’t know Jesus? Can you think of times when they made the most of an opportunity to represent God well with their words and actions? Why not tell them you appreciate that? Together you can praise God for it. It will encourage both of you in your everyday living for Jesus.
More important, how can you be like that too? Do you represent God well in what you say and do? How can you show grace and wisdom?
Let’s consider how God has worked through us. It will spark praise and inspire us to continue in grace-filled Christian witness.
Lord Jesus, thank you for your loving grace and for the ways I’ve learned about you through Christians who show and tell your grace well. Let my conversations be wise and full of grace. Amen.
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