Jeremiah 10:1–11:23 
Colossians 3:18–4:18 
Psalm 78:56-72 
Proverbs 24:28-29


Colossians 4:5-6 “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.”


In our Verses for Today, we are called to be extra cautious when talking to those who are not yet saved. Why? Because if our words are inappropriate or, worse yet, harsh, then we may lose an opportunity to share the good news of the Gospel with them. In fact, if the offense is so great, they may lump all Christians together and determine never to join our group through trusting in Jesus to save them.

In other words, handle lost people with ‘kid gloves,’ so that nothing you say will stand in the way of them seriously consider the claims of Jesus and the message of the Gospel that can save their souls.

Does this mean that sometimes you will overlook an offense? Does this mean that sometimes you may be horribly wronged but you will determine to accept the wrong so as not to be a stumbling block to a non-believer? Yep. The greater good is that lost person spending eternity in Heaven. If something we do can move them closer to that moment where they give their life to Jesus, then we must do it.