Colossians 4:6 (KJV)

The Word Says:
“Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

Verse Thoughts:
It was the Lord Jesus about Whom it was said: “No man ever spoke like this man,” and it was the Lord Jesus who spoke in spirit and truth. Jesus only said what He heard the Father say, and He only did as the Spirit of God instructed Him.

Some people think this showed that Christ was less than God. NEVER! He is co-equal with the Father in every respect, but while on earth, the Lord Jesus subjected Himself to the will of the Father. He did this to demonstrate that a man who is subject to the Holy Spirit will walk and talk in accordance to the will of God.

The words of Christ were gracious and seasoned with salt. He spoke the truth in love but did not compromise His speech or language. Like Christ, our speech should always be gracious and seasoned with salt.

Words that come out from our mouth, have their source in the thoughts of our hearts. When our heart is properly focused on the Lord, in fellowship with the Father and being led by the Spirit, our words will be gracious and seasoned with salt. They will be both gracious words and truthful words. They will not be designed to embarrass or hurt, ridicule, or humiliate others, but will speak the truth in love. And when we are led by the Spirit, He will help us to know how we should respond to every person.

We can never learn how to speak as unto the Lord by a 12-step programme designed by man, train ourselves to always say the right thing, try to copy the words that other people speak, or even parrot the words of the Lord Jesus Himself. But a life that is lived seeking the Lord with all their heart – a life that is submitted to the leading of the Holy Spirit– a life lived with ears open to hear His Word and eyes open to see His truth, will be a life that speaks the truth in love, with gracious speech and seasoned with salt.