Life principles


Brenda Myburgh

Paul wrote wonderful life principles in his letter to the Colossians. “Behave yourselves wisely (living prudently and with discretion) in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity. Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned (as it were) with salt, (so that you may never be at a loss) to know how you ought to answer anyone (who puts a question to you).” Col 4 v 5, 6 Amplified. I could not have written these words any better or clearer. We are advised to behave wisely and with discretion with those who are non-Christians. It does not say we should totally avoid them, look down on them or ignore them. He continues to say that we should seize the moment to mean something to them. We have to be pleasant and kind with grace, therefore not judging them. Paul also refers to us as being seasoned with salt; we should be knowledgeable knowing what to answer when asked questions about Jesus. It is therefore imperative that we must study God’s word every day and prepare ourselves for the task we were given on earth. To share that there is hope and a future which can only be found with the One called Jesus.