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Colossians 4:5-6 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.

Commentary:

As Christians, we often become insulated. The Christian community offers comfort, protection and enrichment. However, the Apostle Paul tells us that we need to be smart about our interaction with people outside our faith. These may be our family, neighbors, friends, business associates or even casual acquaintances. We are instructed not to avoid them but to use every opportunity to show them the impact of Christ in our lives. Furthermore, we are to keep our conversation “full of grace,” something that the aggressive street evangelists often forget. We are also to season our conversation with salt (truth). Salt is interesting in that a little of it enhances the flavor of food, too much destroys the flavor.

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