Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. (Colossians 4:6)
When we speak with someone the message, we want to convey, can be influenced by many factors. Your body posture, volume, tone, words used, etc. One can therefore respond positively or negatively to what we say. Sometimes we mean well with what we say, but it can be misunderstood.
Words can hurt, so use them well. If you must say something about someone, THINK first. Is it True? Is it Helpful? Is it Inspiring? Is it necessary? Is it Kind?
We must not insult others because that way we insult God. We should not look down on others, because we are not better than another. And when we speak let it be pleasant and tasteful (seasoned with salt). May God bless our tongues with uplifting words, so that His name may also be exalted by our words.
God bless and blessed Sabbath.
Author: Pastor Chester Hinds