Communication is one of the earliest skills you learn in life—but communicating effectively is a bit harder for people to grasp.
Disagreements would be settled faster, points would be made quicker, misunderstandings would be rapidly cleared up, and unnecessary tension caused by verbal assault would be avoided if we learned how to make a point without shouting someone down.
So, the next time you think about giving someone a tongue lashing, remember this verse:
“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”- Colossians 4:6, ESV.
In the New Testament times, salt was often used to preserve meat, and keep it from spoiling. In the same way, season your words with salt, keeping them wholesome and pure, free from anything rotten or corrupting.
Whether you are setting someone straight or explaining your point of view, do it in a way that doesn’t contradict your claim to Christianity. You can be firm and classy when getting your point across, without being borderline rude or using language that would earn you a mouthful of soap.
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Pass The Salt, Please: How To Season Your Words With Grace was originally published on praisecleveland.com