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 have the right response for everyone.
Paul here is encouraging Christians in Colosse to be wise when interacting among nonbelievers. We must take advantage of every opportunity share the Good News with those who don’t know Jesus. We must be good stewards of our time and make this a priority. Our speech must be winsome to a non believing world and we must be prepared with the right response to share our eternal hope in Christ.
We certainly have many opportunities to interact with those who are nonbelievers as there are an increasing number in our country, state and town. We are called to be wise as serpents and gentle as doves. I truly believe there are many we encounter who are fearful and hurting that have a door that is cracked to share the gospel. Am I intentional and do I take advantage of every opportunity to share the Good News? In order to do so I have to be prepared and winsome as opposed to not being ready and bitter. 1 Peter 3:15-16 says, Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your Life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope always be prepared to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way. In order to be in a position to witness effectively, I must worship Jesus as Lord of my whole lIfe! Then, I have to study the word and let the Spirit give me wisdom with the right words in the right tone to point someone to Jesus.
Thank you for the truth in your word and your love and grace in sending Jesus to pay my sin debt so I can know you. Let the Spirit give me wisdom on how act and be prepared to share your Gospel in a winsome way to glorify you.