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Session 20

Well-Seasoned

Read: Colossians 4, Psalm 20

How many times have you done it? 

You've responded a little too curtly to an innocent question. You've been short with the store clerk just because you've had a stressful day. A kind and noble word may have pressed to mind but resentful, hurtful words exit your mouth. 

Well–seasoned speech is not always common. Everywhere you turn there are verbal jabs, slander, maliciousness, libel, and gossip. 

Responding to a simple question with a sarcastic quip….revealing information about someone in an effort to “gain more prayer support.” Those might seem innocent enough – after all, they're not outright blasphemy or swearing or gossip—but words can still cut deeply. 

Maybe we can all learn a lesson from what Paul exhorts his readers to remember in Colossians 4:6, “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

Someone is always listening. Be it the little ears of our children or the hidden ears of bystanders. Our words, not just our actions, are witness of our relationship with Christ. It would do us well to ask Him (daily!) to corral our tongues and give us forethought in our speech. 

It can be a slanderous, mighty weapon … as well as a sweet salve. How will you use your speech today?


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Crucified Life

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Perseverance

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Joy

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Potential

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Make the Most

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