Speech With Grace

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man

” (Colossians 4:6).

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Here’s something most of us can improve on. Let our speech be always with grace—seasoned with salt. In other words, allow the wonderful impact of God’s immeasurable grace in our lives to reflect in our speech. Let us be gracious, loving, kind, and encouraging with our words. Let’s be slow to speak and slow to wrath.

I think of all the times Jesus spoke with “sinners” and if He chose, could have really hammered them with His words—and rightly so. If you think about it though, the ones He spoke sternly with were the pious religious zealots who had a form of Godliness but denied the power thereof; the spiritually dead who hid behind the mask of traditionalism, ceremonialism, and ritualism. The Pharisees and Sadducees rejected Jesus Christ and would not believe in Him. Furthermore, with their cunning words and beguiling speech they actually directed people away from Christ. “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves” (Matthew 23:15).

Salt is a preserver, a healing resource, and provides flavor. May our speech be always with grace and seasoned with salt. May we preserve relationships, heal wounds, and flavor the lives of others with speech full of grace and truth. And may we always remember that the one who is full of grace and truth abides in us. Have a Christ-directed day, my friend.

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2 Responses to “Speech With Grace”

  1. Don Says:


    Thank you for this gentle and yet powerful reminder. If more Christians would put this into practice, my how the world would see a great wave of revival. The lost would be drawn to this Great Love and would desire to know more about it.

    In our prayers,
    Gal 6:10

  2. Dale Says:

    Well put, Brother Forrest. I don’t think that reminder can ever be overdone. James 3.