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Message of the Day: Be Pleasant and Sensible In Speech!

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” (Colossians 4:5-6 NKJV)

The New Testament usually uses “outsiders” for “those outside the church.” “Redeeming the time” probably means “making the most of the time.”

Image courtesy of Olive Tree Bible Software.

“Grace” can mean with gracefulness or pleasantness while “salt” is a preservative and is tasty. Thus the apostle Paul probably refers to a pleasant speech designed to make sense to outsiders and be relevant to them.

We should be careful of our own conduct, and make sure our speech is pleasant to listen to and sensible. In this way, our speech will attract and not repel the outsiders.

Sources:

Keener, Craig S. The IVP Bible Background Commentary. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993.

MySword for Android. Riversoft Ministry, 2011-2019.

Olive Tree Bible Software, 1998-2020.

Zondervan NASB Study Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1999.

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