5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. — Colossians 4:5,6 NIV
As Christians, we need to be constantly reminded that the “outsiders” , those that have not yet accepted Jesus as their Savior, are watching every move we make and listening to every word we say. Not only to what we say but the tone of voice we use when we say it. Every day, everywhere we go, we are witnessing. Will our lifestyles attract others to Christ or cause them to turn away? Our conversations and our attitudes must be full of grace. The grace of God, in giving us Jesus as our Redeemer and Savior, is the one great difference between Christianity and worldly religions. We are different. We are the only ones who serve a living God. No worldly religions make that claim. The fact that we serve a living Savior makes us accountable to Him. That is why the name of Jesus always requires a decision. When you hear that name, you either accept or reject Him, there is no middle ground. This is a stand from which we cannot back down.
32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. — Matthew 10:32, 33
We must hold our position and do it with grace and love. We must study the Scriptures so that we will be instantly ready to answer anyone and everyone who questions us. Our whole lifestyles should be seasoned with salt, the great preservative and flavor enhancer. If we are seasoned with salt, we will attract others to our living God and they will remain forever.
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous