Seasoned with Salt

Colossians 4:6
Let your conversation be always full of grace,
seasoned with salt,
so that you may know how to answer everyone.

At the end of His Beatitudes, Jesus stated that His followers were to be salt and light in the world.

Salt was highly valued for 4 special qualities:
  • Its purity - Christians must hold aloft the standard for purity of speech, conduct and thought. Words cannot be effective unless backed up by pure living.
  • It was inexpensive but precious - Christians may seem few, insignificant and of no consequence to society. But they are called to exercise godly influence over the whole of society.
  • As a preservative to keep meat from going bad - Christians whose lives exhibit blessedness will have a preserving impact upon a society that, if left to itself, will rot and deteriorate.
  • To season food - Christians are to bring the flavor of Christ to an unbelieving world.
Let us check our conversation and be sure we season it with the salt of purity.

Oh Lord, forgive me
when I grieve Your Holy Spirit
by what I do
and what I say
and how I say it.