Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Colossians 4:5-6 KJV
I took this picture of our Las Vegas sunrise today and thought it would make a good back drop for our verse today. I love to use pictures that I have taken so that you can get a feel for where I live and base my ministry and what I’m looking at when I write my morning “Thoughts for Today” blog.
One of the great benefits of “studying to show yourself approved” in the scripture is that it gives you the wisdom that many people are seeking. The word of God, the Bible, holds everything necessary for having an answer for all who ask you what makes you who you are.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV)
To be “salt,” which is a preservative, in our case, of society, we must have Bible truth at the forefront of our lives. We need to be the Word of God incarnate; in other words, we need to be so yielded to Christ Jesus that we think, talk and act like Him. This is what the new birth should look like:
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (KJV)