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.
Often when I hear a love song, I think it could be sung heavenward to God. Sometimes love songs are almost like scripture repurposed in modern culture. That should not be a surprise because there is such power in the word of God—even when it is used for something besides worship and teaching.
“How Deep Is Your Love?” is a great example. Made popular by the Bee Gees in 1977 in the movie “Saturday Night Fever,” one of the verses says:
“I believe in you
You know the door to my very soul
You’re the light in my deepest, darkest hour
You’re my savior when I fall…”
Doesn’t that sound familiar? It is the modern (and misdirected) message of salvation—made salty!
My point is that how we act toward outsiders (or insiders) is directly correlated to how deep our love is—our love for God. Sometimes we only get one chance to represent our Savior, and we need to be ready with His deep love.
Deep love only comes from being steeped in His love—through scripture, prayer, focus, and time. Remove the old thoughts and replace them with God’s love.
And a little salt.
Thought of the day: We need God to fill us with His love, so His love spills out of us to outsiders. We need to be ready to represent Him, even when no one is looking. Because the truth is, we never know when someone is looking.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we stand here empty, asking for Your deep love! Not so we can become fat with it, but so we can share Your abundant grace out with all the clerks and servers we come into contact with. Let us show everyone around us a glimpse of Your love, seasoned with salt and delivered with wisdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.