Our speech must be controlled by grace, so that it points to Christ and glorifies the Lord. We may have the answers from God’s Word but we’re still sinners saved by grace and we should be willing to extend that same kind of grace when we speak to those around us.
The Christian is to add salt to his conversation. Salt does three things: 1.) It adds tang and taste. Our speech should be interesting and draw people in. 2.) Salt also arrests corruption or acts as a preservative. Our speech must be pure. 3.) Salt creates thirst. Our lives and speech in Christ should be so appealing and attractive that the world around us should be thirsty for more of what we have. It’s like when Jesus spoke to Nicodemus. When confronted with the need to be born again, he was so convinced by Jesus that he did not ask “why” but “how.” “How can a man be born when he is old?” (John 3:4). So go spread some salt but don’t forget that measure of grace.
Bringing His seasoned grace to others,
Pastor Gerard Deleeuw