SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/09/15-“Wise Speech!” (Colossians 4:5-6)
Premise Question: Why is it so extremely important for members of The Company of The Redeemed to be ardently circumspect in their speech, their personal behavior and deportment towards those who are still unaffiliated; and why should their speech be wonderfully fascinating, filled with intriguing words and concepts that are interesting and pleasantly refreshing to those who are still unacquainted; whenever an opportunity arises to be engaging, with a satisfying and appropriate response for them?
Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. (Colossians 4:5-6 NLT)
Be prudent, with proper discernment, in regards to the manner of your deportment towards those who presently are not yet a part of The Company of The Redeemed, the family of Papa God; be compelled, with great temerity, taking full advantage on every occasion of each favorable condition presented to you. Let your interactions with others, through the words that are spoken and exchanged, without exception, be abundantly flavored with expressions that preserve and refresh them and are filled with favor, goodwill and kindness; this, so you will properly perceive, with complete comprehension and understanding, coming into the full realization of how to respond correctly, with an appropriate reply, to every person you may engage. (Colossians 4:5,6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It is of the greatest import, that in our approach towards others, the unaffiliated and unacquainted, that we ourselves always remain approachable! It’s never a good approach or idea, nor is it ever very effective, to passionately prove your point and that you are most definitely right, in order to prove that others are definitely wrong! We all were, at one time, definitely lost and wrong; for it is only because of Papa God’s great love, mercy and gracious favor shown toward us, that we were able to approach Him and be made right! And may we not ever forget, that it was when we were at our worst, that Papa God gave His best, His Son Jesus, up for us! We will not ever reach those that we are commissioned to reach and love, if before we even have an opportunity to engage them, we’ve already cut them up, cut them down and literally cut them off! So, with humility and grace, the gracious favor, mercy and love of The LORD, we should choose to be civil, kind, long suffering, exhibiting a patient endurance, care and great concern for those who are presently unaffiliated, who’ve not yet been captivated by the Good News of The Savior; which is that of being set free, released from darkness and brought into the glorious light and enlightenment of a loving, merciful, full of grace and forgiveness, Almighty Sovereign Papa God. If it be our true intention to fulfill Papa God’s divine purpose and will for our lives, then we must make our true intentions clear, by obeying and fulfilling The Great Commission and His greatest command, which simply is: Love Him, love others and then, go and tell everyone everywhere about His love for all of humankind! Here’s an old saying that speaks volumes: “Claim you are right and you will start a fight!” I’ve shared this acrostic before, but it’s apropos to do it again here. SODA-POP- Seek-Out-Divine-Appointments-Pray-Obey-Persevere! This is something we should be doing on a daily basis! Blessings…
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