“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” -Colossians 4:6 ESV
“When you speak the word, speak it gracefully (as if seasoned with salt), so you will know how to respond to everyone rightly.” -Colossians 4:6 VOICE
I like that words are seasonings. It makes me think of dinner. If I were to go home and make chicken, just pull it out of the package, throw it in the oven, and bake it…that chicken will have sustenance to it, but man…it’s gunna be bland. No one wants to eat plain chicken…
So, what I actually do is take that chicken, marinade it with some Caribbean Jerk sauce for at least half an hour, and when I’m ready to bake it, I’ll add some additional Caribbean Jerk dry seasoning, because it gives it that extra kick! When it’s done, it’s so full of flavor and tastes so good!
Here’s the thing… your words can be full of seasoning, good and flavorful, full of life and really juicy. OR it could be bland, boring, lifeless, and dull. You get to decided if your words will be seasoned or not. It’s a conscious decision you make, you can control the things that you say, the good and the bad.
“Don’t let even one rotten word seep out of your mouths. Instead, offer only fresh words that build others up when they need it most. That way your good words will communicate grace to those who hear them.”
-Ephesians 4:29 VOICE