Salt & Grace

Colossians 4:6, gracious speech
I haven't always shared my opinions graciously. And I think this is a significant problem among Christians. 

Scripture says we should share the "salt" of the Gospel with abundant grace (Colossians 4:6). 

For example, I don't like Halloween and I don't like certain politicians and I'm disappointed in some Christian leaders.

But I don't think it's accurate or kind to say Christians who celebrate Halloween are "consorting with Satan." 

I don't think God's has given anyone revelation about the identify of the anti-Christ at this point in time.

Nor do I think we should repeat accusations against Christian authors and speakers without carefully checking the facts. 

It's easy for me to speak the truth in arrogance and carelessly point out the sins of others. But Scripture commands me to speak truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) and deal with my self-righteousness before criticizing others (Matthew 7:1-5). 

In fact, Jesus said tons about the sin of self-righteousness (One of many verses). 

Do you ever have a problem sharing your opinion graciously? If so, why not check out the Bite Size Bible study based on this devotion HERE.

1 comment:

  1. I would get so frustrated with my mother for spouting off her opinions whether the time was right or not and now it seems I do the very same thing at times! :(


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