Page Four: “Your Speech: Is It Healthy?” - 8/11/13
So, first, how you answer a person is important to God.
Second, speak always with grace. Colossians 4:6. “Let your speech be alway with grace …”
Third, You are called us season your speech with salt.
Fourth, You are expected to learn how “ye ought to answer every man.”
Colossians 4:6 again. “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”
“Answer” = “respond to”
God’s Word is filled with God’s will concerning your speech. There are many more passages than what I’ve presented to you today. Choose to let God’s Word fill your heart and mind. Then, the Holy Spirit, can and will use those words to enable you to control your speech.
The LORD has called you to respond to every person with Christian character; with Christ-likeness, with God’s grace. Think about the way you answered someone this week. Would you say that you responded with grace? Was your response seasoned with salt?
Folks, the LORD knows that your speech tells a whole lot about you. So He has provided not just daily or hourly grace, but grace for every conversation and every circumstance. The question you must answer is this. Will you look to that grace each and every time you speak? Or will you neglect His grace and attempt to control your tongue on your own?
So, Christian, what will it be? Will you “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, so that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man”?
In conclusion, then, how are you going to live this coming week? Are you going to abide in God’s word or will you insist on your ways above God’s ways?
Jesus came into this world to save us from both the penalty and the power of sin.
Jesus died for the sins of your tongue as must as any other of your sins. Have you repented and believed on Him? If not, why not?
Here’s the simple Gospel message. Jesus died for your sins. At the cross He paid the entire penalty for your sins.
John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Do you believe that?
Acts 20:21 “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Here’s the salvation prayer. You certainly can pray it right where you sit this morning. I know that I am a sinner and in need of your forgiveness. I believe you gave your Son, the LORD Jesus, to die on the Cross for my sins. Right now I repent of my sins. I believe that Christ died for me. I want to be saved today. Thank you.
Christian, look to the Holy Spirit to enable you to obey Him. He will provide you with the power to obey.
And for you who are already Christians, here’s the prayer of submission.
Pray this prayer of surrender each day this week. Make it yours. Pray it throughout the day.
“LORD, right now I submit all that I am and have to you; my spirit, my soul, my body, my time, possessions. Do with me whatever is the most pleasing to You. Work out Your blessed will upon me today. Amen.”
Shall we pray?