THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
It's a great pity the right of free speech isn't based
on the obligation to say something sensible.
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned
with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer
Light from the Word.
Christians, our speech should be "with grace."
The mouth should speak from a kind heart. (Eph. 6:6)
Grace is tranlated from the Greek charis.
It means showing good will, giving joy.
Showing kindness in speech may let others know that
Christ rules in our heart.
And, our speech should be "seasoned with salt."
A little salt makes food taste better.
Salt is translated from the Greek halas.
It means prudence, or governing ones self with self-discipline.
Profanity definitely does NOT exhibit "salt" in a
PRIMARY in all our conversations our intentions
should be two-fold:
1) To speak "with grace," exhibiting kindness
and showing good will;
2) To speak with "salt," utilizing self-discipline
and exhibiting control over the tongue.
These two things will aid us in knowing
"how ye ought to answer every man."
Yes, sometimes this is difficult.
Especially, when being accosted.