Verse of the day.
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
When a vessel is full, it is full within. Based on its interactions with the external world, this fullness is then made evident without.
While He walked this earth, our Lord Jesus was reported to be full of grace and truth (John 1:14). This fullness was made evident in His interactions with the world. When He spoke, wept, worked, and answered questions thrown at Him, everyone could see Him replete with grace and truth.
Not everyone found peace with this. Many times, His Life offered many the strength to spread their wings and fly; and on other occasions, He ruffled the feathers of many – He knew how to answer everyone accordingly.
Having been united with Him in redemption, we have been granted us access to the fullness of His grace and truth. We must, therefore, give our best to be just like Him in expression (Matthew 10:25).
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The disciple’s speech
Having our speech always with grace, seasoned with salt does not imply speaking with sweetness, quietness and ‘grace’, especially considering how salt works ‘quietly’. No, having our speech always with grace, seasoned with salt means to speak as disciples of Christ, according to the operations of His Life, which we possess (Matthew 5:13).
Salt seasons, heals, preserves, and purifies; so does the Life of God in us. Our speech, therefore, must be expressions of this Life: saving, purifying, seasoning, preserving, and healing our hearers.
Christ has not required us to be soft or tough spoken, He has only asked that we spread as much salt as we can on the earth through our speech…just like He did. This will require us to enable the thriving of godliness, while we ruffle the feathers of evil and cause its operations to cease. The goal of this will be to bring a revelation of His Person here on earth, for only then will the sacrifices of our lips be flavoured, holy and acceptable to Him.
Sometimes we will fall short of expressing the fullness of Jesus in our speech, but so long we are willing to shake ourselves from the dust and continually aim for a perfect expression of the Life of God in and through us, God will be pleased.
Salt seasons, heals, preserves, purifies; and so does the Life of God in us. Our speech, therefore, must be expressions of this Life of God: saving, purifying, seasoning, preserving, and healing our hearers.Click To Tweet
Father, may my speech be tailored according to Yours, leading, healing, purifying every hearer.
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