by Doy Moyer
Before we post, before we respond, before we engage, before we meme, before we act... Let this passage sink in:
"Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person" (Colossians 4:5-6).
Why do I think about this passage so much? Honestly, because I have failed it so much and I wish that I had thought more about it before violating it. I think there are a few proverbs about this...
"There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise brings healing" (Proverbs 12:18).
The greatest healing ever offered is through Jesus Christ and his gospel. Bring the gospel to the table of all that we do, and we will never regret that.