Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. Colossians 4:6 NKJV
God wants our conversation to be salty. Why? Because our talk makes people thirsty! It can make others thirsty for what we have.
One time I was interviewed on a secular news program. I was just starting to go on daily television and this interviewer asked me, “Why would you want to go on daily television? You’re already on television on Sundays. And there are all kinds of religious programs. Why would you want to be another one?” I heard in my spirit what to say. I said, “Why do you think religious programs are on the air?” He said, “Well, to help people.” And I said, “Do you think everyone is helped?” I got him! And that was the end of it. That, my friends, was salt!
Friend, we need to let our speech have salt in it. Numbers 18:19 says that God made an “everlasting covenant of salt” with us, so His holiness enables us to be the salt of the earth to everyone we meet. Don’t just agree with everything. Don’t just gossip. Don’t just say how bad the weather is. Get salty! Say, “God can change this! God can do anything!” We are the ones charged with bringing the salt of God’s Word to the thirsty.
Jesus, You said we are to be the salt of the earth. Help me to never lose my saltiness!