Monday, July 16, 2007

Gracious Answers

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. (Colossians 4:6 NIV)

“Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.” But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. (1 Peter 3:14b-16 NIV)

Gracious answers—gentle answers—are God’s effective means of reaching people.

(An excerpt from On Being a Christian by Jim Wilson)

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