by Dr David Jeremiah
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. Colossians 4:6
Recommended Reading: Colossians 4:2-6
There's an old saying: "What's down in the well comes up in the bucket." That's another way of making our Lord's point in Matthew 12:34: "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."
When we have the Scriptures wrapped around our brains like a helmet--especially through Scripture memory and meditation--our minds become filled with God's Word. It saturates our thoughts. As we fall asleep thinking on His promises and wake up with Him on our minds, it changes the patterns of our brains. We discover that we often have a word of encouragement for someone else. If we continually fill our minds with the knowledge of Christ, He will bring the needed words to mind in every situation.
Every good cook knows that salt enhances the flavor of foods. It's not just a matter of giving your meals a salty taste. There's something about salt, used in proper amounts, that brings out the taste of other ingredients and makes them more flavorful.
May God help us salt our conversations today with the flavor of His Word.
"Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all." Winston Churchill
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