Always with Grace

 Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

Our communication is always influencing someone.   It is not always easy to speak with grace.  Many times we say things without even thinking what they might sound like to someone else or even if they will hurt someone’s feelings.  Before words come out of our mouths we need to consider their source.  “Will my words encourage someone, edify (built them up), or will my words tear them down or tear someone else down?”  Jesus said we were the salt of the earth, and  we would be “salting” or seasoning people around us by letting the gospel of Jesus shine in all of our actions.  If our converation is “seasoned with salt” it will always be words that will build up and encourage others with the light of Jesus in them.  The words I speak will not always reflect my emotions but will reflect the Word.  Instead of speaking “your mind”, speak the Word to others and you will always speak grace to them.   

A good place to start is with your family.  There are more unkind words said to family members than anyone else.  “Always with Grace” includes your spouse and children. 

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