Thursday – March 7, 2024

Numbers 19-21; Colossians 4

by Becky Hill Martin

Colossians 4:6
Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.

We’ve all found ourselves in those cringe-worthy situations – maybe we’ve spilled the tea about our friend’s bad dating choices, only for it to circle back to them. Or we made a comment on someone’s outfit while exiting the church café, and they overheard. Those are the “Oops, I Did it Again” moments a la Britney Spears, we need a time machine to un-say what we said. But it’s not an option. Once the words escape, it’s like trying to force toothpaste back into the tube – an impossible task.

A wise approach to sidestep verbal facepalms is embracing the wisdom of Colossians 4:6. This verse encourages us to infuse our conversations with grace and attractiveness, ensuring our responses resonate positively with everyone involved. It calls for a pause, just long enough to select words that are uplifting, inspiring, and positive.

In a world that forgets the power of kindness, deliberately curating our words can transform things. Let’s choose words that build bridges instead of walls. After all, we don’t know what other people are battling, and our words could very well be the light they desperately need.


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