Here we are! Week three of our Weekly Heart Verse segment! So far, we have worked on memorizing Ecclesiastes 10:2 regarding wisdom in our speech and gracious talk. We have also looked at Psalm 141:3 and asked the Lord to put a guard over our mouths and to keep watch over our lips. Both these verses have encouraged us to be intentional and effective in how we communicate with others.
This week’s verse takes us one step further and admonishes us to speak in a manner that would point all people we interact with to Christ. Found on Page 75 of Karen Ehman’s book, “Keep it Shut,” listed on the “Top Ten Verses to Help You Watch Your Words,” Colossians 4:6 says this:
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
Matthew 5:13 tells us that we are the “salt” and “light” of the world, with our main purpose being to worship God and point all people to Christ. Colossians 4:6 ties in so beautifully with Matthew 5:13 as conversation is a powerful vehicle to make Jesus famous! As followers of Christ, carrying His namesake and interacting with a lost world, our words desperately need to be “full of grace” and “seasoned with salt”, readied with an answer for anyone inquiring about our Saviour. This takes intention. This takes effort. This takes attention. This takes wisdom. This takes divine intervention.
A great way to learn this verse by memory is to set it to a simple tune and sing it several times throughout your day. I chose to sing this verse to the old song, “Jesus Loves Me.”
Let your conversation be (Jesus love me this I know)
Always full of grace, seasoned (For the bible tells me so)
With salt, so that you may know (Little ones to Him belong)
How to answer everyone (They are weak, but He is strong)
Try it! It works! Or set this verse to a different tune that you love and will remember easily. Music is a powerful tool and before you know it, you will not be able to get this verse out of your mind. It will become your new “earworm.” Enjoy!