Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SSMT Verse 20: Col. 4:5 - 6

Posted by Lisa Laree to Beer Lahai Roi

Yes, this one's two days late. And I wasn't going to blog about this week's verse...I didn't write up verse 19, being up to the ears in a mess...but the verse that presented itself for memorization this week struck such a chord that I just had to say a little about it....

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.  Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer every one. -- Colossians 4:5-6, NIV84

Now, I'm not going to repeat what is being stated vehemently by many folks.

And there is vehement declaration being made by two different...dare I say opposing...factions.

And, to be sure, both sides have merit in their positions.

Which means the right way is going to lie somewhere in the tension between the two extremes.

Be wise.

Make the most of every opportunity.

Present grace...seasoned with salt, to be sure, but grace nonetheless...in every answer.

With wisdom.

And that ain't gonna come by figuring anything out.  That will only come from the Spirit of Wisdom.

Which is also the Spirit of Grace.

Grace with wisdom is not easy.  It is not obvious.  It is not...natural to the human spirit. 

And I'm going to be pondering this in my own spirit, because I have to admit understanding  it is beyond me.  I don't know that I have the capability to walk it out.  I probably don't.

But, with God...all things are possible.

Even speaking and acting on  grace with wisdom.

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