October 8: “How To Relate to Unbelievers”

2 Minute Read + Scripture readings


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


Colossians 4:5–6 (CSB): “Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.”


In our Verses for Today, we are called to be extra cautious when talking to those who are not yet saved.


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 trust 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 considering 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?


The greater good is that a lost person will trust in Jesus and spend 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.


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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

2 thoughts on “October 8: “How To Relate to Unbelievers”

  1. Love this Brother Matt. We are not perfect just need to be reminded that we should strive to be better all the time and to help others to do the same.

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