I’m a salt lover.
I’m totally guilty of sprinkling salt on most foods before I even taste them. I prefer salt over almost any other seasoning.
I love the way salt enhances food. Tomatoes, eggs, and vegetables all taste better with salt, at least to my taste buds. As the daughter of parents from Texas, we even eat watermelon and cantaloupe with salt because it enriches the flavor!
In the same way, as we linger around our breakfast, lunch and dinner tables, enjoying good food and good company, our conversations need to enrich one another.
You know, if we were to serve food without any seasoning, imagine how boring and bland it would be! So, we need to make sure our speech is seasoned correctly: full of grace so it will be accepted by those we are speaking to and show the love of Christ.
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Matthew 5:13
We don’t want the words we speak “to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Seasoning our conversation with grace will enhance the conversation, and we will be prepared to know how to answer everyone. We want people to be drawn to us, so they are open to hearing about Jesus and His life, salvation and love. We want to be like a salt shaker: seasoning our speech with all the right things in just the right amount.
So, allow the salt shaker to be on the table for your meals to remind you of this truth: “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6
Source: Seeking Jesus