Week beginning: 24th January, 2016
By Michael Hawthorne | Canterbury
"Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt so that you may know how to answer everyone."Colossians 4:6 (NIV, Revised 2011)
What seasoning do you use?
Words are the stock-in-trade of the lawyer, whether written or oral. Paul urges that we are to be gracious in our speech (and writing).
We may have to disagree fundamentally with an opponent or even with our client but we should always do it graciously. We should give due consideration to all we write and say. It is so easy to speak thoughtlessly or to send off that e-mail without too much thought. We know all too well that our tongues are hard to govern so all the greater need for care.
Paul also suggests that our conversation be seasoned with salt. There needs to be some seasoning to our speech which will awaken in those who hear us an interest in the things of Christ.
1. That God will guard your tongue and thoughts today.
2. That you will be gracious in your speech and writing in both work and leisure.
3. That the Holy Spirit will season your words that others may be drawn to Christ.