February 17, 2015

“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

I just love the Bible’s reference to seasoning our grace with salt when sharing your heart with someone around you. If somebody sprinkles salt on food and makes it taste good, you really appreciate it. But if somebody hands you a spoon of salt and says, “Take this all at once,” it’s really hard to swallow, difficult to digest, and it’s not very good for the heart.

Well, think how the non-Christian feels when all you do is talk about God and church and Jesus. You never talk about baseball. You never talk about the office. You never talk about politics. You never talk about the struggles in the neighborhood. You never talk about your family. You never talk about the everyday concerns that a non-believer has. On the other hand, if you talk about all of these things and occasionally sprinkle in a little word about the Lord when there’s the right opportunity to mention some insight you had from a sermon, their curiosity may be aroused, and longer, deeper conversations may follow.

When you have the opportunity, just sprinkle the conversation with a little spiritual salt. It adds zest and flavor to life, without hardening the heart.