Colossians 4:6 – Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Your conversation is to be always with grace, it must be courteous, humble, and Christlike. Your words must be free from gossip, foolishness, and bitterness. Salt is that which adds flavor, and so Paul may be saying that your conversation should never be dull, flat, or insipid, but should always be worthwhile and profitable. Finally, you should always be ready to answer false teaching with words of wisdom and faithfulness.


Jesus dealt with individuals sin issues with grace followed by truth. To the woman taken in the act of adultery, He said: “Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more.” First grace, then truth (salt). Your challenge is to follow this pattern with your words in all of your conversations this week. Let grace be the first thing that comes out of your mouth. If you cannot say something immediately gracious, then wait until you can. Paul makes it very clear in this verse that your words must ALWAYS be with grace. What a great way to speak to one another… graciously.