May 1, 2016

I Commit to Telling His Story

Romans 12:9-21

How we communicate is inseparable from what we communicate. We have been commissioned to communicate the hope of Jesus to the world. And we should strive to deliver that message in an attractive manner. As mentioned earlier in the week, to communicate in an attractive manner does not mean to deliver a message that is gospel-lite (see Tuesday). Far from it.

“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (Colossians 4:5–6, ESV). When our communication is “seasoned with salt,” it is stimulating, thought-provoking, and interesting.

In today’s scripture, Paul tells us how we should go about delivering the hope of Jesus every day. These marks of Christ in our life speak much louder than the words that come from our mouth. Let us then go out to “do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8, ESV).