COLOSSIANS‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭‬‬

“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

Speech is a powerful tool. Because of the nature of Christ, as being the word of God, it is an exceedingly relevant tool to God’s people. Word and language are intimately connected. Before anyone could spread the gospel by sharing the writings, they shared the stories through conversations. This is the primary means by which knowledge of God is transmitted to those we care for. If there is light in us, this is how it is seen. Therefore, doing so with the discipline that Christ had is a paramount task. This can be especially difficult in the minefield of earthly wisdom. The gnostics had learned to lock speech down by confounded it through silly word play and false definitions. Many were falling for it and so Paul wrote this letter to codify and hat the Word of God is, and what true gnosis is. In Christ, knowledge is dynamic, but not confusing. In Christ, love is dynamic but also simple. Our language about him, and the answers we give to his critics should mirror this. As should our relationships and dialogue with the outside world, families and the church itself. Though people may be confused by their own actions in light of meeting Jesus and his gospel, no one should be confused about the simplicity of him, his mission, his nature, his attitude and his love for us.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.

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