Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:2-5
If you have ever been in the presence of a man who has had many years of life experience, you know a man who can teach life lessons. I remember when my grandfather and I spent a week together, not long after his wife, my grandmother, had passed away. They had been married for over fifty years, and my grandfather had gleaned many lessons in life. From his days as a Master Sargent in the army to the passing of his bride, I hung on every word he spoke to me during our time together. This was a milestone week in my life as I took in his sage wisdom.
Paul writes to the people in Colossae, sharing with them his insight at the close of his letter. You can almost imagine a scenario behind each nugget of wisdom. What was Paul reflecting on when he said phrases like “devote yourself to prayer” or “Let your conversation be always full of grace.”? There is no doubt he learned this while journeying with Jesus, ministering obediently as called to by his Savior. And the people of Colossae are better for hearing it, not to mention the reader in the church today! Be a man who shares his spiritual life lessons with others. Make those around you better.
DO THIS TODAY: Share a spiritual life lesson.